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Germany: AfD's Hocke compares Merkel to GDR leader Erich Honecker02:23

Germany: AfD's Hocke compares Merkel to GDR leader Erich Honecker

Germany, Dresden
January 17, 2017 at 21:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

Bjorn Hocke, former leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was no "different from Erich Honecker," the former German Democratic Republic leader, during a rally in Dresden on Tuesday evening.

Hocke also congratulated Dresden for the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) movement, adding that "not Berlin, but Dresden should be the capital of Germany." Continuing he stated that "our once respected army has turned from an instrument for national defense into an over-gendered, multicultural reaction team working for the USA."

The event, which was organised by PEGIDA, was countered by several dozen protesters who picketed the event, waving banners and chanting anti AfD/PEGIDA slogans.

Germany: AfD's Hocke compares Merkel to GDR leader Erich Honecker02:23
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Bjorn Hocke, former leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was no "different from Erich Honecker," the former German Democratic Republic leader, during a rally in Dresden on Tuesday evening.

Hocke also congratulated Dresden for the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) movement, adding that "not Berlin, but Dresden should be the capital of Germany." Continuing he stated that "our once respected army has turned from an instrument for national defense into an over-gendered, multicultural reaction team working for the USA."

The event, which was organised by PEGIDA, was countered by several dozen protesters who picketed the event, waving banners and chanting anti AfD/PEGIDA slogans.

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