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Germany: Thousands attend anti-fascist protest on Halloween02:22

Germany: Thousands attend anti-fascist protest on Halloween

Germany, Hamburg
October 31, 2018 at 21:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over a thousand people attended a Halloween-themed demonstration against far right and Neo-nazi politics in German city of Hamburg on Wednesday.

The demonstration, which took place under the motto 'Antifascist Halloween - confronting the right-wing spectre,' protested the growing popularity of right-wing groups such as Alternative for Germany (AfD). Protesters lit fireworks and marched through the streets of Altona borough with Halloween decorations of ghosts and pumpkins.

A September poll led by political research company Infratest dimap revealed that support for AfD had reached an all-time high, with more respondents indicating they would vote for the right-wing party than the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), which co-governs the country.

Germany: Thousands attend anti-fascist protest on Halloween02:22
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Over a thousand people attended a Halloween-themed demonstration against far right and Neo-nazi politics in German city of Hamburg on Wednesday.

The demonstration, which took place under the motto 'Antifascist Halloween - confronting the right-wing spectre,' protested the growing popularity of right-wing groups such as Alternative for Germany (AfD). Protesters lit fireworks and marched through the streets of Altona borough with Halloween decorations of ghosts and pumpkins.

A September poll led by political research company Infratest dimap revealed that support for AfD had reached an all-time high, with more respondents indicating they would vote for the right-wing party than the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), which co-governs the country.

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