Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP Petr Bystron has slammed the left, claiming they “encourage” violence following an alleged assassination attempt on the chairman of the populist party’s Bremen branch.
Bystron, who serves as party spokesman on the Foreign Policy Committee of the German Bundestag, told Breitbart London that politicians of his party were forced to live in a climate of fear due to the actions of the mainstream press and the political establishment.
“This attack is just the latest escalation in violence against opposition politicians in Germany. AfD politicians and volunteers live in a constant state of fear in Germany, and the mainstream media ignore or even condone these attacks, while politicians of leftist parties actively encourage extremist violence against the largest opposition party in Germany,” he said.
Bystron went on to explain how he had been the victim of a violent attack from far-left extremists saying, “I myself was attacked by three men at night on the street during the 2017 election campaign, and only escaped unharmed because I happened to have a friend who is an Afghanistan veteran with me as a volunteer.”
The populist politician shared a video of the incident with Breitbart London:
“AfD politicians like Jörg Meuthen, Uwe Junge, Kay Gottschalk, Guido Reil, and many, many others have been assaulted and there were never any consequences, even secret applause from the press and those in politics,” he suggested
“The irony is that the Merkel government is constantly warning of the resurgence of fascism and mob violence, while practising it themselves.”
The attack on Bremen chairman Frank Magnitz this week saw the MP set upon by several men and severely beaten with blunt objects in what police believe may have been a politically-motivated assault.
The assault came only days after an office belonging to the AfD in the city of Döbeln had been bombed.
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