On the city's central streets surrounding the European University Viadrina, lampposts and buildings sport a medley of right-wing and Antifa messages. This mingling makes much of the graffiti seem reactive – but it's often difficult to tell who's message came first. Antifa stickers are papered over nationalist ones and vice versa, key slogans and contact information are crossed out, and double negatives render the actual status of "anti-Antifa areas" ambiguous.
Across the river in Slubice, however, this graffiti battle is nowhere to be seen.
According to Rechtes Land
, an online self-described "atlas of right structures and activities in Germany," both Frankfurt and Slubice saw a number of racist attacks in 2016. While their map indicates no Antifa presence on the Polish side, Frankfurt is home to an Antifa research group and the so-called Autonomous Antifa Frankfurt (Oder).