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Thousands Protest Against Right-Wing Extremism in Offenbach, Germany

Offenbach (dpa/lhe) – Around 2,000 people took to the streets in Offenbach on Sunday against right-wing extremism. The action under the motto “Demo against the right – no foothold for fascism” started peacefully, as the police announced around midday. The organizers had originally expected only 50 participants and increased the number of registrations several times in advance. According to the police, the organizers themselves expect there to be 3,000 to 3,500 demonstrators.

An alliance of the German Federation of Trade Unions, Verdi, the Jusos Offenbach and other partners called for the protest against right-wing extremist ideologies. The city of Offenbach also advertised participation in the campaign on its homepage in advance.

People across Germany have been demonstrating against right-wing extremism and the AfD for days. The protests were triggered by reports from the media company Correctiv about a previously unknown meeting between right-wing extremists and politicians from the AfD and CDU in November.

The former head of the right-wing extremist Identitarian movement in Austria, Martin Sellner, said he spoke about “remigration” there. When right-wing extremists use the term, they usually mean that large numbers of people of foreign origin should leave the country – even under duress.

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2024-01-21 14:53:04
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