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Tue Jan 8, 2019, 03:46 AM

German AfD Lawmaker Severely Injured in Bremen Street Attack

Source: Bloomberg

A member of parliament for Germany’s far-right AfD party was severely beaten in the street in Bremen on Monday evening in what police said was probably a politically motivated attack.

Frank Magnitz, who is also the AfD’s Bremen chairman, was seriously injured by three masked men who knocked him out with a piece of wood and kicked him in the head as he lay on the ground, the AfD’s branch in the city said in a statement on Facebook. A passing construction worker stepped in to end the attack, the party said.

The Bremen prosecutors’ office and a unit of the Federal Crime Office responsible for investigating politically motivated incidents are investigating, Bremen police said.

The Bremen AfD said Monday’s attack represents “a black day for democracy in Germany” and accused rival political parties of supporting extreme left-wing “Antifa” activists.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-08/german-afd-lawmaker-severely-injured-in-bremen-street-attack

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Reply German AfD Lawmaker Severely Injured in Bremen Street Attack (Original post)
Julian Englis Jan 2019 OP
Voltaire2 Jan 2019 #1
marble falls Jan 2019 #2
Floyd R. Turbo Jan 2019 #3
DFW Jan 2019 #4
Eugene Jan 2019 #5
LudwigPastorius Jan 2019 #6

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 07:16 AM

1. That's wrong of course but I have just about

zero sympathy for Nazi fuckwits.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:42 AM

2. Its as likely he was beaten by another RW faction, or being 'martyred' by his own.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:07 AM

3. Boo fucking hoo!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 12:06 PM

4. The AfD are a nasty bunch

But this sort of thing plays right into their hands.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 02:15 PM

5. German police cast doubt on details of attack on rightwing politician

Source: The Guardian

German police cast doubt on details of attack on rightwing politician

Footage appears to contradict assertions that Frank Magnitz, from Alternative für Deutschland, was beaten

Kate Connolly in Berlin
Wed 9 Jan 2019 15.16 GMT

German police and prosecutors have questioned some of the claims made by a rightwing populist politician who suffered an attack that left him with serious head injuries.

Police say video footage casts doubt on assertions by Frank Magnitz that he was beaten with a wooden instrument by attackers who only stopped assaulting him when two passersby intervened.

Magnitz, 66, the head of Alternative für Deutschland in the city state of Bremen, was hospitalised on Monday evening after being attacked by strangers.

The AfD claimed he had been knocked to the ground with a wooden instrument before being beaten around the head.

Jörg Meuthen, the party’s federal chairman, posted a photograph on Twitter on Tuesday, showing the MP, apparently unconscious, with a deep gash to his head and a bruised face, and calling the attack an “assassination attempt”.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/09/german-police-cast-doubt-on-details-of-attack-on-rightwing-politician-frank-magnitz

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Response to Eugene (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 02:50 PM

6. "Magnitz suffered an attack that left him with serious head injuries."


The only serious Nazi head injury is the one Hitler gave himself.

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