German Antifa “left-wing extremist terrorists” have posted the photographs of 54 Berlin policemen online in an attempt to identify the officers and locate their private addresses.
The photos were posted on a well-known left-extremist website alongside threats against the officers, who are believed to have been involved with the evacuation of illegal left-wing extremist squats located on Riga Street earlier this year, Die Welt reports.
“We look forward to getting tips about where you live. In addition to participating in the eviction, they can be held responsible for the violence of the three weeks of siege,” the extremists wrote. The “siege” the extremists refer to is likely the riots that occurred as police attempted to evict the illegal squatters earlier this year.
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The German Police Union denounced the left-extremists labelling them “left-wing extremist terrorists”.
The union said the content on the website was “defamatory” and “glorifies violence”. They added that the authors “incite hatred. That must have criminal and political consequences.”
The photos and comments were posted on the Indymedia website, which was the former home of the most popular German far-left website “Linksunten” which was shut down by the government following the G20 riots where Antifa extremists injured hundreds of police officers.
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Investigators have claimed that far-left extremists committed just over 2,000 crimes during the G20 summit including acts of violence, vandalism, arson, and looting.
While Antifa extremists have attacked police repeatedly in cities like Berlin in the past, the scale of the G20 riots caused a shift in public opinion on left-wing extremist activity.
In the aftermath of the riots, Die Welt editor in chief Ulf Poschardt wrote: “Their black costume reveals that their aesthetic is inspired by Mussolini’s black shirts. They act like fascists.”
Bern Palenda, head of the Berlin branch of the Agency for the Protection of the Constitution, warned that Antifa members were not only capable of violence but murder as well.
He claimed that the German far-left carried out “well-organised extremist violence and do not shrink from killing people, if necessary”.