‘Like a ghetto’: Leipzig condo fences itself off from refugee center
according to Rapporteurreport from RT, While some Germans welcomed the over 1 million migrants and refugees who came to their country in 2015 with open arms, others who aren’t happy with the open door policy, like the residents of Weissdornstrasse in Leipzig, decided to take matter in their own hands – and built a 1.63-meter-high fence to keep foreigners out.
The opening of a refugee shelter in the Grunau district of Leipzig in March 2017 provides lots of anxiety among residents in the complex. More than 300 asylum seekers will be moving into an adjacent house that stood empty for over a decade, but now is being hastily renovated at a cost of €6 million.
The decision to erect the €20,000 see-through barrier was made during the annual residents’ meeting in summer. But now once the wall has been erected, some of the 400 people that live in the apartment complex feel like they are being trapped in a “ghetto” themselves.
“We feel like we are in the ghetto,” one tenant told Bild daily.
Another resident complained that elderly now have a more difficult time reaching their flats as they have a “detour of 300 meters.”
“This is an impertinence, especially for the elderly people,” the resident said, wondering who has fenced off whom.