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Germany: Right-wing AfD conference met with fierce opposition in Oberhausen02:44

Germany: Right-wing AfD conference met with fierce opposition in Oberhausen

Germany, Oberhausen
January 29, 2017 at 17:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands protested against a regional Alternative for Germany (AfD) party conference in Oberhausen, on Saturday.

According to police reports around 1400 people marched through Oberhausen, under heavy police control. Although the protest was generally peaceful, a few protesters threw fire crackers at the police, prompting the police to intervene.

250 protesters arrived early in the morning sleeping in front of the Luise-Albertz-Hall, the venue of the conference. They greeted the 400 members of the AfD party, shouting "Nazis out."

The North Rhine-Westphalia Alternative branch of the AfD party planned to adopt a party program for the state elections. In the draft the party wants to move away from school reforms and prompt the reduction of immigration and more police on the streets. Members also voted upon the dismissal of Co-chairman Marcus Renner which failed.

Germany: Right-wing AfD conference met with fierce opposition in Oberhausen02:44
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Thousands protested against a regional Alternative for Germany (AfD) party conference in Oberhausen, on Saturday.

According to police reports around 1400 people marched through Oberhausen, under heavy police control. Although the protest was generally peaceful, a few protesters threw fire crackers at the police, prompting the police to intervene.

250 protesters arrived early in the morning sleeping in front of the Luise-Albertz-Hall, the venue of the conference. They greeted the 400 members of the AfD party, shouting "Nazis out."

The North Rhine-Westphalia Alternative branch of the AfD party planned to adopt a party program for the state elections. In the draft the party wants to move away from school reforms and prompt the reduction of immigration and more police on the streets. Members also voted upon the dismissal of Co-chairman Marcus Renner which failed.

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