Freital, the town that became famous last week for irate anti-refugee protestors outside a new home for asylum seekers, saw a fresh confrontation on Monday night as local people gathered for a town hall meeting.

Markus Ulbig, interior minister of Saxony, said that he was disappointed by the people who shouted down pro-refugee voices at the meeting.

"Success doesn't look like this, but the event was important," he said – although he admitted that conversation was impossible with the people who are opposed to hosting refugees.

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