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Germany 'arson attack' destroys planned asylum shelter - BBC News: Far-right protesters have demonstrated against asylum seekers in the area.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier condemned violent protests at an asylum shelter in the eastern town of Heidenau, near Dresden, at the weekend.

Dozens of police officers were injured in the clashes.

Mrs Merkel has described the behaviour of far-right activists in Heidenau as "abhorrent" and "shameful" and said she would be visiting the town on Wednesday.

Correspondents say most Germans have been welcoming to asylum seekers, but a small minority has been vocal in its opposition.

Also on Tuesday, the headquarters of the Social Democrat Party (SPD) in Berlin were evacuated after a bomb threat.

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