“Dresden: The German city that declared a 'Nazi emergency'” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50266955
Peter Stubley “German city of Dresden declares ‘Nazi emergency’ to tackle rise of far-right extremism” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nazi-emergency-dresden-germany-far-right-extremism-a9182691.html
"'Nazinotstand' means - similar to the climate emergency - that we have a serious problem. The open democratic society is threatened," local councillor Max Aschenbach, who tabled the motion, told the BBC.
Mr Aschenbach, from left-leaning satirical political party Die Partei, said he believed it was necessary to take action because politicians were not doing enough to "position themselves clearly" against the far-right.
"The request was an attempt to change that. I also wanted to know what kind of people I'm sitting with in the city council of Dresden," he said.
The resolution acknowledges that "right-wing extremist attitudes and actions... are occurring with increasing frequency" and calls on the city to help victims of far-right violence, protect minorities and strengthen democracy.
Mr Aschenbach said adopting the motion showed the city council's commitment to fostering "a free, liberal, democratic society that protects minorities and resolutely opposes Nazis."