Protests against AfD party Meeting in Cologne

More then 10000 people gather to protest against the AfD party meeting in Cologne. On April 22nd 2017 activists set up road blocks in the morning to make it harder for participants to reach the Maritim Hotel where the meeting is held until April 23rd. Police pushed into roadblocks several times and arrested some activists. Party members were guided through counter-protest or had to enter the blocked area through some smaller roads.
At 11AM a huge counter-demonstration was held under the slogan “Solidarität statt Hetze”. A vast mass of citizens joined protest that stayed relatively peaceful. The only unpeaceful events we whitnessed were a broken window of a bank and a bottle that was thrown at a McDonalds restaurant.

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Violence Erupts at AfD Election Party after Spontanous Antifa Demonstration

Spontaneously antifa activists gathered to demonstrate against an election party of the AfD held due to elections in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. As the demonstration approached the restaurant “Portugal” in the disctrict of “Berg am Laim” in Munich where AfD gathered, known activists such as Chris Ares – a far-right rapper, Lukas Bals – already spotted with the leader of the Bavarian Afd trying to disturb a colleagues talk, Rick W. and other activists tried to stop the rally. Violence erupted as the demonstration approached. Chris Ares called out activists for fighting with him in the middle of the street. Cussing, spitting and hitting the group violently attacked the demonstration. Rick W. hit a journalist’s head as the demonstrators had already left the site. Lukas Bals spit at a journalists leaving as the situation got dangerous. Chris Ares jumped into a journalists head, and tried to kick a photographer of 24mmjournalism. Photojournalist Anne Wild documented the attacks by Chris Ares:

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By now [Tuesday, September 6] several newspapers have reported the incident. Chris Ares has announced to sew 24mmjournalism for publishing this pictures and taken down his Facebook page stating that he is a “Person Of Public Interest”. His private Facebook profile has been taken on- and offline several times. Only minutes after the first publication of this article Ares posted on his profile:

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Screenshot “Chris Ares” private profile – September 6, 8:53 PM

This post has been edited later on more than once. By now it is deleted, as newspapers and -pages have reported about the reaction.

Süddeutsche Zeitunghttp://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/friedenstrasse-bei-afd-wahlparty-rechtsextreme-greifen-fotografen-an-1.3149276
Die Welthttps://beta.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article157962437/Pruegelei-bei-AfD-Wahlparty-in-Muenchen.html?wtrid=crossdevice.welt.desktop.vwo.article-spliturl&betaredirect=true#article-comments
Abenzeitunghttp://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/inhalt.gegner-demonstrierten-vor-wahllokal-afd-wahlparty-endet-in-schlaegerei.e6b9a72a-aceb-4aec-b06f-d2764a7e0828.html
TZhttp://www.tz.de/muenchen/stadt/berg-am-laim-ort43346/muenchen-karate-angriff-afd-wahlparty-ich-hatte-wirklich-angst-6721639.html
Münchner Merkurhttp://www.merkur.de/lokales/muenchen/ost/muenchen-karate-angriff-afd-wahlparty-ich-hatte-wirklich-angst-6721639.html
neues deutschlandhttps://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/1024425.antifa-demo-von-afd-anhaengern-attackiert.html
Die Zeit Online – Störungsmelderhttp://blog.zeit.de/stoerungsmelder/2016/09/05/gewaltausbruch-bei-afd-wahlparty-in-muenchen_22309
Reflektierter Bengelhttp://reflektierter-bengel.de/tritte-und-schlaege-bei-afd-wahlparty-in-muenchen/
Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.de/2016/09/06/afd-wahlparty-muenchen_n_11866782.html?utm_hp_ref=germany

AFD denies connections in Newspaper – Thugs participate in Election Party

By Tuesday September 6, an AfD spokesman has given an interview to local newspaper Abendzeitung about the thugs and the escalation in front of the restaurant. In the statement Wilfried Biedermann denies that the AfD has any connection to the persons that started beating up antifascists in front of the restaurant. Also Biedermann states that every person participating and entering the restaurant ‘Portugal’ was controlled and their ID was checked. The inside of the restaurant can be seen in a video uploaded to the party’s own YouTube-Channel AfD Television. In the video Lukas Bals, Chris Ares and another thug can be spotted:

Videoquotes from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj4fowh2yNMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Buf22XGGhrU

To prevent further vain attempts of the party to deny a connection and the thugs participation after the beatings in front of the restaurant: The videos where taken as there is already predictions about the quote AfD took in the election polls. As usually in Germany the first predictions where published a 6PM on the evening of the election. This is at least twenty minutes after the beating took place. This once more proves that the thugs participated in the election party.

Stand Up Against Racism Demonstration – Berlin

Several thousand people gathered on September 3rd in Berlin to demonstrate against racism. The Blockupy movement participated in the demonstration (following protests on September 2nd) under the motto:  “Grenzenlos – Feministisch, Solidarisch, Antikapitalistisch” [Borderless – feminist, solidary, anticapitalist ]. Pyrotechnic was lit several time. AfD posters were painted on with marker. The rally ended near the headquarter of the racist AfD party.

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Protests against Meeting of AfD in Stuttgart

Far right party AfD met today in Stuttgart to decide further course for future years. Many people demonstrated against the meeting. Civil unrest was shown. Police captured counter-demonstrators with massive force and held them in a mobile prison until late in the afternoon. 700 people were detained with some collapsing due to no medical supply and no water. Amongst them four of my colleagues, of which one had to be brought to the hospital. Violent police forces left 67 people injured and many traumatized.

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AfD Munich holds rally on Odeonsplatz

The right-wing party AfD held a rally on Odeonsplatz Munich today. Party functionaries held speeches demanding more security in times of terror threats for Munich.  Neonazis and PEGIDA members joined the rally. Press photographers were attacked and threatened by participants.

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AfD holds rally in Geretsried – thousand protest against it

Following debates about refugees and migration the far right political party ‘AfD’ held a rally in the small southern-Bavarian town of Geretsried. Approximately 350 participated in the ‘AfD’ rally and 1000 demonstrated against the event.
Several known neo-nazis as well as the ‘Identitary Movement’ participated in the rally and where warmly welcomed by AfD functionaries. Identitary movement members shouting ‘Lügenpresse, Lügenpresse’:

The event focused on topics like: asylum seekers, membership in the European Union and Islam in Germany, as well as elections in some German counties today. Rapper Chris Ares performed two songs. After leaving the demonstration early with ‘bodyguards’ – usually operating as marshals at PEGIDA Munich. Chris Ares then returned running to pick up his payment from the AfD:

Police seized participants before entering the demonstration area and confiscated pepper sprays and several knives.

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