Left-wing extremist Antifa Frankfurt’s pamphlet calls on AfD politicians to “make life hell” – eXXpress reports. A few weeks before the state elections in Hesse on 8 October, Autonomen published pictures of AFD candidates with their personal addresses and called on their left-wing supporters to “visit the anti-fascist house” of the candidates or destroy them. The campaign is on. There is also talk of a “classic confrontation” with politicians.
Indirect calls for violence against AfD candidates have sparked outrage across political circles. Federal Interior Minister Nancy Fesser, herself a top candidate for her SPD’s post of prime minister in Hesse, strongly condemned the antifa action. Hesse’s Interior Minister Peter Beuth (CDU): “Antifa’s actions violate the principles of our peaceful democracy. The dispute with the AfD must be settled by political and peaceful means. Justice Minister Roman Pošek (CDU) declared:” If Antifa breaks the law, it must consider the consequences for the rule of law.”
AfD’s state head Andreas Lichtert described the call as “extremely dangerous”, as if it were being outlawed: “Anyone who has a family and is committed to the AfD, with a war call like this Very concerned about seeing the interactive map of the U.S.,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Hessian State Criminal Police Office has been instructed to contact individual candidates of the party and to protect the candidates if necessary. The public prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt has opened an investigation against Antifa activists.
Anti-fascist action consists of a number of groups that are networked with each other, but are not centrally managed. About 50 Antifa groups are monitored by the Constitutional Protection Office and are classified as extremist.