Left-wing radicals injured 53 police officers during a protest against the AfD in Offenburg, Germany.
BERLIN, March 5 – RIA Novosti. Regional police said 53 law enforcement officers were injured during a protest against the regional congress of the opposition right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the city of Offenburg on Saturday.
Left-wing demonstrators in Offenburg on Saturday protested the AfD party’s convention in the city. By evening, the situation escalated and demonstrators began sparring and using physical force against law enforcement.
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“53 police officers were injured in the form of squeezing fire extinguishers, burning clothes and irritation of the respiratory tract due to pyrotechnics, bruises and abrasions from punches and kicks. As a result, 17 police officers were unable to intervene. Continue with your duties,” said the county police in a statement. Offenburg.
More than 20 lawsuits have been filed on suspicion of disrupting public order, resisting law enforcement and causing physical harm to them.
AfD co-chair Tino Krupalla tweeted, “This violence can no longer be tolerated and fueled. Speedy recovery to the injured law enforcement officers.”
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