Police used pepper spray to protect Alternative for Germany congress 15:02

German police used force to prevent far-left extremists from entering the area where the congress of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party was held. This was reported by DEA News.

The publication states that a large group of people tried to break through the barricade set up by the police, as a result of which law enforcement officers were forced to use batons and pepper spray to disperse them.

“Attempts to overcome obstacles will always be suppressed and crimes will be prosecuted according to the law,” the police stressed.

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) congress, where the new party leadership will be elected, is being held in Essen. His opponents are expected to try to prevent this, and even large protests are possible. Police are taking precautions to prevent conflicts.

In the last European Parliament elections, the AfD came in second place with 15.9% of the vote, overtaking Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats. The party advocates limiting immigration and peaceful resolution of the Ukrainian conflict. In this context, its opponents traditionally accuse the AfD of having ties to Russia.

AfD on June 23 outgoing Creating a “pro-Russia” faction in the European Parliament. They will be called “sovereignitarians” and advocate the normalization of relations with the Russian Federation and getting rid of the hegemony of the European Union.

It was previously reported that the AfD politician went to Russia. to win Elections in Hamburg.

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Source: Gazeta

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