By Syreeta Palme
A group of far-left extremists tried to suspend the screening of a critical film on climate change in the offices of populist Alternative For Germany, vandalizing the area in front of the building with climate activist slogans.
The film, titled Myth of the Climate Disaster, was screened at the office of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Schwerin earlier this week, but met with protests from left-wing extremists who spray-painted slogans, climate activists, early in the morning before the screening, reports Schwerin Lokal.
The two left-wing groups, Schwerin Against Racism and Schwerin for Everyone, also called for a demonstration at the offices during the screening, which was attended by 30 to 35 activists, the local news site reporting that several protesters were also involved in the school strike. protests started by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
Dirk Lerche, a local member of the AfD, commented on the sidewalk vandalism in front of the AfD office, saying: “Society must send a clear signal against the left and eco-extremism. In all cases, it can be assumed that the offenders belong to the spectrum on the left because of the choice of words. “
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German conservative newspaper Junge Freiheit, who helped create the film, reported that AfD-Schwerin district spokesman Martin Schmidt also condemned vandalism, saying: “Behind the alleged philanthropy of our opponents is hides an esoteric-totalitarian spirit, from which other opinions are expressed. suppressed and people must panic before the imminent end of the world. “
Many protests, often violent, have been directed against the AfD for years in Germany. Thuringia’s party leader Björn Höcke received a suspicious substance at his home on Wednesday, which he took to the state parliament to open.
The building had to be partially closed because experts in combinations of hazardous materials examined the contents of the package. Police say they excluded the explosives, but did not identify the substance in the package.
AfD members have been the target of numerous violent attacks in recent years, an estimate published in 2016 listing more than 800 separate attacks against members and their property.
Last year, the infamous far-left movement Antifa published an “assassination guide” for AfD members that outlined methods of killing politicians and escaping capture.
‘Assassination guide’ for German populists published on a site linked to Antifa https://t.co/m6SzWmqqCw
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