On the one hand, physically attacking politicians is never a good thing in any democracy. On the other hand, the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD) espouses the usual vile policies of hatred of immigrants, anti-green, thinly veiled antisemitism and other cancers of right-wing populism. The party since being formed in 2013 has now grown to where it represents about 10% of the German Bundestag. Beatrix von Storch is their deputy leader and comes by her hate naturally. Her grandfather, Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, was Hitler’s Finance Minister.
Source: Deutsche Welle
German lawmaker Beatrix von Storch, of the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD), was smeared with feces during an event, she and police said on Saturday.
Von Storch is the deputy leader of the AfD, which advocates anti-immigration and anti-green policies.
She was attacked on Friday in an event hall in the town of Daun in the southwestern state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
“Yesterday there was another disgusting attack on me [and] the AfD in Rhineland-Palatinate,” von Storch said in a video published on her account on the platform X, more commonly known by its former name Twitter.
“We fight with arguments; AfD-haters fight with feces,” she said. “No matter what despicable means they resort to, we will fight unwaveringly and now more decisively for the spiritual and moral renewal of our nation.”
The man was overpowered by police and is now under investigation. Von Storch told the German news agency dpa on Saturday that she had filed a complaint.
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And von Storch took to social media to complain about the attack.