Germany saw hundreds and thousands of people taking to the streets to protest against the policies of the right-wing party, Alternative for Germany (AfD). Mass movements took place in several cities and towns including Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hanover, Braunschweig, Erfurt and Dortmund.
The past few days have witnessed countless such demonstrations which are primarily targeted towards the decision of the AfD to mass deport foreigners. CORRECTIV, an independent German media-house, reported on January 10 that the party members had held a meeting with right-wing activists to discuss potential plans for expulsion of immigrants and “non-assimilated citizens”.
Austria’s Identitarian Movement leader, Martin Sellner was also present at the meeting. The pan-European Identitarian ideology is known for asserting the hegemony of European natives and promoting ideals of ethno-cultural homogeneity and remigration.
Although AfD acknowledged the presence of its members at the meeting, the party denied accusations of holding discussions in favour of remigration policies.
Alternative for Germany currently ranks second in the nationwide polling surveys, ahead of the three major regional elections in east Germany.
Along with civilians many key politicians, including the German President, and businessmen have expressed their disapproval over the anti-immigrant policies, calling it a severe threat to the nation’s democracy and image thereby, urging people to stand in solidarity against the ideologies of the far-right regime.