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400 ареста преди конгреса на Алтернатива за Германия в Щутгарт

4 006 30.04.2016 Инфо

Some 400 left-wing protesters were arrested outside the International Congress Centre (ICS) in Stuttgart, Saturday, where the far right-wing, anti-refugee Alternative for Germany (AfD) party was holding its annual congress.
Earlier on Saturday, the demonstrators tried to block the main roads to the venue as well as the parking and entrance to the centre, while chanting "Nazis out" and "Bye, bye to AfD." According to local police, some protesters were carrying iron bars and wooden slats.
Around 2,000 AfD members and supporters participated in the meeting in which the AfD is scheduled to vote on its first party program later on Saturday. More than 1,000 police officers were deployed to separate protesters from arriving party members.
In March, the AfD achieved significant gains in Germany's regional elections. The party received enough votes to enter into three state legislatures, securing 24.2 percent of the vote in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt, 15 percent in Baden-Wuerttemberg and 12.6 percent in Rhineland Palatinate. The AfD's overall popularity has risen to 13 percent across the country.