Matthias Quent in der New York Times

We have a strong neo-Nazi scene in eastern Germany, but we also have a strong current of far-right extremism in all of Germany — not just in Parliament but in society, said Matthias Quent, who runs an institute that studies democracy and civil society in the eastern state of Thuringia. That is why the far right is so self-confident, he said: They think their day has come.

New York Times, 30.8.2018: Chemnitz Protests Show New Strength of Germany’s Far Right