The Lord Mayor of Suhl, André Knapp ( Christian Democratic Union, CDU), has spoken out against the reception of further refugees in the Thuringian city and warned against overburdening the residents.
“From the lessons learned in recent weeks, I do not see that the facility in Suhl should and can permanently accept even more asylum seekers,” explained Knapp in response to a request from the magazine FOCUS Online. Suhl is home to the initial reception facility for asylum seekers in Thuringia. Around 600 people are currently housed there.The left-wing state government had recently announced its intention to take in 500 more refugees and reiterated its plans after the major fire in the Greek refugee camp Moria. Thuringian CDU politicians reject this – among other things with reference to the conflict-laden atmosphere in the initial reception facility in Suhl.
In asylum accommodation, the crime rate has risen sharply in recent months…
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