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Germany: AfD official denounces 'influx of foreigners' during Brandenburg conference02:07

Germany: AfD official denounces 'influx of foreigners' during Brandenburg conference

Germany, Kremmen
July 9, 2016 at 16:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Almost 200 members of the far-right Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party gathered in Kremmen, Brandenburg, on Saturday, for the party’s regional conference.

The President of AfD Brandenburg Alexander Gauland repeated the party’s anti-immigrant stance during his speech to the conference, saying, "We have to stop the influx of foreigners. We have to secure our land and our borders. We have to make sure that we remain the masters in our own house, and don't wake up one day in a Muslim country."

Co-leader of the opposition party Frauke Petry received a round of applause when she said that German chancellor Angela Merkel, who was born in Eastern Germany, "is the late vengeance of the GDR to the old FRG and Western Europe." She also said that the AfD should not just remain a protest party but that they should offer better alternatives to the establishment parties.

The AfD was founded in February 2013 and received enough votes to get into three state legislatures this year, 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.

Germany: AfD official denounces 'influx of foreigners' during Brandenburg conference02:07
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Almost 200 members of the far-right Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party gathered in Kremmen, Brandenburg, on Saturday, for the party’s regional conference.

The President of AfD Brandenburg Alexander Gauland repeated the party’s anti-immigrant stance during his speech to the conference, saying, "We have to stop the influx of foreigners. We have to secure our land and our borders. We have to make sure that we remain the masters in our own house, and don't wake up one day in a Muslim country."

Co-leader of the opposition party Frauke Petry received a round of applause when she said that German chancellor Angela Merkel, who was born in Eastern Germany, "is the late vengeance of the GDR to the old FRG and Western Europe." She also said that the AfD should not just remain a protest party but that they should offer better alternatives to the establishment parties.

The AfD was founded in February 2013 and received enough votes to get into three state legislatures this year, 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.

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