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The AfD logo is projected onto a curtain at the federal party conference / Photo: Sina Schuldt/dpa

AfD excluded from right-wing group in the European Parliament

All AfD MEPs have been excluded from the right-wing ID Group in the European Parliament. A corresponding motion by group leader Marco Zanni has received the necessary support, several group representatives told the German Press Agency in Brussels on Thursday.Copyright 2024, dpa (www.dpa.de). All rig ..

Maximilian Krah from the AfD takes part in a session of the European Parliament / Photo: Jean-Francois Badias/AP/dpa/Archivbild

AfD leadership imposes appearance ban on top candidate Krah

With just over two weeks to go before the European elections, the AfD leadership is breaking with its lead candidate Maximilian Krah. The federal executive board has banned Krah from making an appearance, a party spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday, according to a report in the Bild newspaper.Copyri ..

Visitors to the performance in front of a stage in the city center / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

Leipzig promotes courage with festival

The people of Leipzig once again want to set an example for democracy, cosmopolitanism, courage and diversity with a musical and political program. On 30 April, numerous musicians will take to the stage at Leipzig's Moritzbastei for "Leipzig Shows Courage", as the organizers, the socio-cultural cent ..

Tim Lochner, new mayor of Pirna / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Protest against new mayor in Pirna

Tim Lochner has been the elected head of Pirna town hall since the end of February. Resistance is forming against the first mayor on an AfD ticket in Germany.

A police helicopter flies in the air / Photo: Matthias Bein/dpa

Hundreds protest in Chemnitz against the Free Saxony party

Several hundred people demonstrated in Chemnitz on Saturday under the slogan "All together against fascism" against a march by the far-right Free Saxony party. Around 400 people took part in the protest, according to the police.According to reports, around 400 people also took part in the Free Saxon ..

Stephan Kramer, President of the Thuringian Office for the Protection of the Constitution. / Photo: Bodo Schackow/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Kramer calls for self-criticism in politics

With a view to the upcoming state elections in the fall, Thuringia's head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Stephan Kramer, has called for more political self-criticism. "Until election day is a time for taking stock, reading mistakes, self-criticism, but also for courageous, dai ..

People stand on the Alter Markt during the "Potsdam defends itself" demonstrations / Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa

Demonstrations against the right continue

The wave of demonstrations against right-wing extremism shows no signs of abating. This weekend, there will also be actions to commemorate the victims of the Russian attack on Ukraine two years ago.

The rising sun is reflected in the mirrored façade elements of the Paulinum at Leipzig University / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Senate of Leipzig University: Declaration against right-wing extremism

The Senate of Leipzig University has adopted a declaration against anti-democracy and right-wing extremism. According to the university, it wants to take a firm stand against attacks on democracy. "Hatred and exclusion do not produce solutions. They lead to fear of discrimination and paralyze innova ..

Supporters of the anti-Islam movement Pegida with blackfacing stand on the market square / Photo: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/dpa

Carnival parade in Bad Schandau again criticized for racism allegations

The carnival parade in Bad Schandau is once again under fire for accusations of racism. Left Party parliamentary group leader Rico Gebhardt condemns racist stereotypes and misanthropic provocations. SPD leader Henning Homann emphasizes that Fasching should not step down. Green politician Ines Kummer describes blackfacing as racism.

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony, speaks at a demonstration against right-wing extremism on Marienplatz / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

German flag to remain in the hands of the Democrats

Saxony's Minister President and CDU Vice President Michael Kretschmer emphasizes the importance of the German flag for democrats at demonstrations and criticizes the behaviour of the federal government in connection with the protests.

Participants of a rally against right-wing extremism, which took place on Saturday, stand on the market square in Wittenberg / Photo: Heiko Rebsch/dpa

Another demonstration against AfD and right-wing extremism in Saxony

People have once again demonstrated against right-wing extremism in several Saxon cities. In Bautzen, for example, around 1,500 people attended a rally on the main market square on Saturday, followed by a parade, according to the police. Under the title "Protect democracy - fight AfD & right-win ..

Participants in a demonstration against right-wing extremism stand with a sign with the crossed-out AfD logo on Marienplatz / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Expert: Demonstrations could lead to new movements

According to experts, the mass protests against right-wing extremism have a new quality. They could also lead to the development of new movements and parties. Further protests have been announced for the coming days.

Participants in a rally gather on Johannisplatz / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Large demonstrations against right-wing extremism largely peaceful

The demonstrations against right-wing extremism and for democracy with more than 100,000 people were largely peaceful in Saxony on Sunday. In Dresden, no criminal offenses were recorded and there were no incidents, a police spokesperson said on Monday. According to the police, everything also remain ..

Demonstration against AfD - Leipzig / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Thousands demonstrate against the AfD in Leipzig

Several thousand people demonstrated against the AfD and the arch-conservative Union of Values in Leipzig on Monday evening. The police initially estimated the number at around 5,000 on request. The alliance "Leipzig nimmt Platz" (Leipzig takes a stand) had called for the demonstration under the tit ..

A sign reading "Police" hangs from a police headquarters / Photo: Roland Weihrauch/dpa/Symbolbild

36 crimes since Hamas attack on Israel at demonstrations

Since the attack by the Hamas terror militia on Israel on October 7, a total of 36 politically motivated crimes have been reported to the Saxony State Criminal Police Office (LKA) in connection with it. Half were detected at demonstrations in Chemnitz, Dresden, Leipzig and Pirna, the Interior Minist ..

The police lettering is on an emergency vehicle. / Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa/Symbolbild

Eight more police officers suspected of extremism

Eight police officers from Saxony have come under suspicion of extremism in the first half of the year. The cases involved the trivialization or glorification of National Socialism and the use of symbols of unconstitutional organizations, Interior Minister Armin Schuster (CDU) informed in Dresden on ..

Police officers are pelted with pyrotechnics during a left-wing demonstration. / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Police investigate more than 1300 people

About three months after the left-wing radical "Day X" in Leipzig, police are investigating 1323 people. This figure was given by the Saxon Ministry of the Interior in response to a small question from the Left Party MP Juliane Nagel, as the politician announced on Friday. Against the involved ones ..

Participants of a left-wing demonstration gather at the Karl Marx Monument / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Hundreds of people at demo against racism in Chemnitz

Five years after the racist riots in Chemnitz, several hundred people demonstrated against right-wing violence. Under the motto "No Forgetting, No Forgiving, No Ending", the Chemnitz Nazi Free Alliance had called for a rally on Saturday followed by a procession. The police had prepared for an operat ..

Burkhard Jung (SPD), mayor of the city of Leipzig, is at a press conference. / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Jung: Protesters are "crazed delinquents"

Leipzig's mayor Burkhard Jung has called far-left demonstrators "crazed delinquents." "What a weekend this city has had again. Unbelievable. Grönemeyer concert, city festival, completely crazed delinquents in Connewitz - it's all part of it," the SPD politician said at a reception for the RB Leipzig ..