Around 200 protesters demonstrated against deportation and criminalisation of refugees in the town Ellwangen, southern Germany on Wednesday.

The march started in the city, with protesters holding numerous banners, before ending with a press conference outside the refugee reception centre.

The town’s refugee population believe they are victims of a smear campaign orchestrated by the media.

Recently, local news outlets reported that police were prevented from deporting a Congolese man by hundreds of migrants. The officers un-cuffed the individual after finding themselves outnumbered and being threatened by violence.

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