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Left-Wingers Disrupt German Anti-Immigration Event

Left-Wingers Disrupt German Anti-Immigration Event

Hundreds arrested.

Like many leftists in America, leftists in Germany want their country to take in more refugees despite the social and economic issues the country has been dealing with for months.

A German right wing party, Alternative for Germany (“AfD”), which opposes increased immigration, is holding a conference this weekend and leftists turned out to protest.

The Huffington Post reports:

Left-Wing Protesters Disrupt Anti-Immigration Party Conference In Germany

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) – German left-wing demonstrators burned tires and hurled fireworks and stones on Saturday in clashes with police and AfD supporters as the right-wing party gathered for its congress near the south-western city of Stuttgart, police said.

Some 400 protesters were detained, a police spokesman said.

The demonstrators temporarily blocked access roads to the site of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s annual conference, by setting car tires on fire and forming human chains, police spokesman Lambert Maute said.

The clashes underlined growing social tensions in Germany after a record-influx of more than 1 million migrants arrived here last year alone.

The violence began at around 6 a.m. and clashes continued for four hours, forcing the AfD’s two-day congress – which was expected to draw up a party platform encompassing its immigrations views – to open late.

“Police detained around 400 violent protesters who threw stones at officers and attacked them with fireworks,” Maute said, adding there were more than 1,000 security forces and about the same number of demonstrators overall.

The police used pepper spray and a water cannon to stop protesters, some of whom were masked, from getting onto the grounds of the conference, but said that some demonstrators still managed to assault several party members.

Here’s a video report from Euronews:

As the BBC points out, much of the anti-immigrant sentiment on the right is due to opposition to Islam:

Germany AfD conference: Hundreds of protesters detained outside venue

About 1,000 police were deployed to keep supporters apart from left-wing protesters, who blocked roads, burned tyres and threw firecrackers.

About 400 protesters were temporarily detained as the conference began.

Delegates are due to vote on Sunday on a manifesto which some members want to endorse an openly anti-Islamic stance.

The party wants to ban the burka and outlaw minarets in Germany.

A police spokesman said protesters threw stones at officers and let off fireworks in their direction.

Riot police used tear gas, pepper spray and a water cannon to keep the protesters back.

One demonstrator, Dominik Schmeiser, said: “We are united by our conviction that we cannot let the AfD go unchallenged, and that it is a party which is not only racist, but which is engaged in the politics of exclusion and social division.

“We will not allow ourselves to be divided and we stand together for a compassionate society.”

Despite the protest, the conference began as planned.

The party’s leader Frauke Petry attacked the German chancellor Angela Merkel, saying the “silent majority” thought she was “nothing but naked”.

She said the AfD wanted to make a big impact in German politics.

“In the future we do not want to remain sitting in parliament as a junior partner, a small opposition party,” Ms Petry said.

Other countries in the region are dealing with the same division over refugees.

Austria is already building a barrier fence along its southern border.

Featured image via YouTube.

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We have a world-wide network that is hell-bent on using violence to intimidate ordinary citizens from assembling and petitioning for a redress of grievances.

It is time to tease out the network, and also the financing for the rent-a-mobs.

There are doubtless multiple factions involved, but very likely also a lot of overlap, and maybe a double-handful of money sources.

    JimMtnViewCaUSA in reply to Valerie. | May 2, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Agree. It’s worth pointing out that not only are we forbidden to fight back, we are not even allowed to notice that we are being victimized.

Paul In Sweden | May 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

The Leftwing in Europe is much more sinister than the leftwingers back in the USA. It is truly dangerous here if you are a target of the leftwing here. In addition the leftwingers under several organizations conspire with the media & official Leftist Political Parties. People are DOXed, targeted, followed, property vandalized, assaulted and have petrol bombs thrown at their property and vehicles.

Groups opposed to the Leftist policies meet in secret and almost always use pseudonyms. The Leftist Activists are really just a breath away from BrownShirts.

    Valerie in reply to Paul In Sweden. | May 1, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    So far, in the US, we’ve had everything but the molotov cocktails aimed at individuals. This week, police cars were attacked at a Trump rally. Fortunately, we have lots of cell phones, and a lot of centrists who disapprove of these tactics, and want the perpetrators prosecuted.

      Paul In Sweden in reply to Valerie. | May 1, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      This morning I was happy to read that there are prosecutions for these violent leftist actions:

      Keith Riggins, 24, and Keon Brown, 23, both received prison time Friday for their role in setting a police car on fire during the April 2015 Baltimore riots, according to the State’s Attorney Office. The riots began after the death of Freddie Gray, which has since become a rallying point for the Black Lives Matter movement.
      Brown received a sentence of four years in prison after pleading guilty to first degree malicious burning. Riggins received a sentence of two years in prison for conspiracy to commit first degree malicious burning. A surveillance video was key to convicting the two men.
      http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/30/a-year-later-baltimore-freddie-gray-rioters-get-serious-prison-time/

    Ronin0985 in reply to Paul In Sweden. | May 2, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Yeah, as someone of Chinese descent, it’s chilling to see so many operational and intellectual shades of the Cultural Revolution and the Red Guards in the modern “movement” Left these days.

This phenomenon likely will sway our elections to Trump, as I mention in a comment on today’s LI “Political Showdowns” post below.

That was not a demonstration. That was a full blown riot. Time to get out the heavy weapons and mow down a few of them. Then they will think twice about rioting again.

Why are these criminals only detained? They should be arrested and prosecuted.

    rabidfox in reply to ConradCA. | May 1, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    That is a question I’d like to ask of our own police.

    Anonamom in reply to ConradCA. | May 1, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Because these situations are deemed to be “First Amendment Assemblies” and LE policies mandate a hands-off approach to dealing with them.

In any war, the side—no matter how weak—which is willing to use force and violence will eventually win.

The left will keep upping the violence until there is a proportional response. There will be a backlash and I don’t think they’ll like it.

A pro-native event, which does not preclude rational immigration policies. They should also consider rejecting normalization/promotion of reactive (e.g. selective-child) and planned (e.g. harvesting, cannibalism) parenthood policies.

The social justice-inspired “Arab Spring” is a progressive humanitarian disaster.

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