Dueling protests in German town after teen allegedly murdered by refugee

The small German town of Kandel stood divided on Sunday as 1,000 protestors (in a town of only 8,500) gathered in the main square to stand either for or against refugees one month after a local teen was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend, an Afghan asylum seeker.

Banners reading “Safety for us and our children” stood across from others saying “Stand up against racism,” as tensions rose in the packed streets.

15-year-old Mia V. was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife in front of a drugstore on December 27, allegedly by her former boyfriend, also 15.