Posted on August 31, 2016

Flying Cake: German Far-Left Activist ‘Slightly’ Injures Leader of Anti-Immigrant Party

RT, August 31, 2016

A co-leader of anti-migrant party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has been struck on the head by a frozen cake flung by a far-left activist, a video released on YouTube shows. The politician claims the cake-throwing was “dangerous” and “well-organized.”

The incident took place as the AfD’s Jörg Meuthen was giving a speech in Harburg, Lower Saxony, on Monday.

The video captures the moment a young man approaches the politician with a cake (which was apparently frozen) and threw it right at Meuthen’s head.

The politician was slightly injured in the head, police later said in a report, adding that after receiving medical care, Meuthen was able to continue his speech.

The perpetrator caught at the scene was identified by police as a 17-year-old far-left activist. He is now accused of attempted serious bodily harm.

The officers later arrested six more people who were shouting slogans during the AfD event: a woman and five men, all aged 18 except for a 22-year-old male.

Meuthen lamented the attack as cowardly and dangerous” adding “it had been well organized.”

“I was lucky that the assailant didn’t properly hit me, otherwise I would most certainly be lying in hospital right now,” he said, as cited by N-TV broadcaster.


Meuthen is not the first AfD member to cop a cake in the face. In February two activists in clown costumes disrupted a meeting of the AfD by throwing a cake into the face of Beatrix von Storch, one of the party’s leaders and a member of the European Parliament.