Chemnitz fact check: Were foreigners chased down during protests? | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 09.09.2018 – yes

Based on the evidence, Maassen’s assertions that the video was “deliberate misinformation” do not stack up. The timing, location and perpetrators all indicate that the incident did take place in Chemnitz on August 26, as the right-wing demonstrations began to break out. After Maassen’s interview with Bild was published Friday, the premier of the state of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil of the center-left Social Democrats, said “question marks were starting to mount up” with him as to whether the BfV chief was up to his job. Several lawmakers have also denounced Maassen’s comments, while journalist Lars Wienand, who has led efforts to verify the footage, described Maassen’s assertion as “absurd” and “gaga.”

Source: Chemnitz fact check: Were foreigners chased down during protests? | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 09.09.2018