Posted on June 2, 2020

AfD: Germany, EU Should Follow Trump Lead on Banning Antifa

Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, June 2, 2020

A spokesman for the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has called on the European Union and Germany to ban the far-left extremist group Antifa. {snip}

AfD Spokesman on the Foreign Policy Committee of the German Bundestag Petr Bystron commended President Trump’s announcement made over the weekend. {snip}

“Donald Trump is doing the right thing in designating these violent extremist groups as terrorists. Antifa is an anti-democratic hate group whose radical left-wing ideology rejects the free market and freedom of speech,” Bystron said in a press release seen by Breitbart London.

“American Antifa is modelled on German Antifa and finds its supporters in the German mainstream media and politics. German Antifa stages regular violent attacks on AfD members like Frank Magnitz, hunted U.S. journalists like Tim Pool on the street in Hamburg at the G20 summit, and just two weeks ago put a union activist in a coma in Stuttgart,” he added.

Bystron also noted that there had been alleged cases of meetings between the German branch of Antifa and members of American Antifa groups in Hamburg with members of the Islamic State terror group.


The AfD has recorded hundreds of violent incidents directed at members and supporters in recent years, from assaults to property damage and arson attacks.