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Cologne additionally stands up: tens of hundreds at an illustration towards right-wing extremism from the AfD and Co.

Cologne residents came together on Neumarkt to take a stand against the AfD and other right-wing extremists

Cologne residents got here collectively on Neumarkt to take a stand towards the AfD and different right-wing extremists

© Oliver Berg / DPA

In Cologne, hundreds of individuals took a transparent stand towards right-wing extremism. The motive was analysis into a gathering between AfD representatives and different right-wing extremists at which they mentioned the deportation of tens of millions of individuals from Germany. There have been additionally demonstrations in different cities.

Tens of hundreds of individuals demonstrated towards the AfD in Cologne on Tuesday night. The crowd was giant, the aspect streets to the Heumarkt rally website have been overcrowded. The space was “completely at capacity,” stated a police spokesman. According to native media, the police counted as much as 30,000 contributors.

Demos towards AfD in Cologne and different cities

A reporter from the DPA information company on website reported a peaceable environment. There was reside music and contributors waved EU and rainbow flags. The demonstrators’ posters contained slogans similar to “We are colorful! We are more!”, “AfD – pioneers of fascism” and “Nazis secretly eat kebab.” There have been calls to think about banning the social gathering. The contributors additionally emphasised that democracy is resilient.

In Schwerin, too, many individuals demonstrated towards the rise of the AfD and right-wing extremism on Tuesday night. According to police data, round 1,600 Schwerin residents adopted the decision “Loud against the right”. The marketing campaign was initiated by the local weather safety motion Fridays for Future in Schwerin, which acquired broad assist from events, unions and associations.

The motive for the demonstrations was the lately introduced right-wing assembly in a villa in Potsdam. The former head of the right-wing extremist Identitarian Movement in Austria, Martin Sellner, stated he spoke about “remigration” final November. Right-wing extremists often imply that numerous individuals of international origin ought to depart the nation – even below duress. In response to this, there have been a number of demonstrations nationwide over the weekend.

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