Massive anti-fascist protest in Hamburg, Germany

Hundreds protested against a controversial conference organized by the German far-right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), at a technical school in the Dulsberg district of Hamburg

January 16, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch
Anti-AfD protest Germany
Anti-fascism protest at the Afd conference on Friday.

On January 10, Friday, hundreds gathered to protest a conference organized by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) at a technical school in the Dulsberg district of Hamburg, Germany. The anti-fascism protesters demanded that there should be no space for right-wing racism in Hamburg, particularly in the schools. The call for the protest was given by the Hamburg Alliance Against the Right-Wing and the Anti-fascist Action.

Deniz Celik from Die Linke (The Left) told Ruptly, “We think it is unacceptable that the AfD, with their reactionary ideology, hold their party conference here. We say the AfD must go out of the schools. And we also want AfD to get no space in Hamburg, and in this area with their racism.” 

The Antifa 309 group accused that “through racist incitement, the AfD had created a climate that is the basis for more and more racist attacks and murders. The conservative AfD attacks the achievements of feminist struggles every day, and through their economic policy, they attack workers’ rights.” 

The AfD had organized the conference to gear up its campaign for the elections to the Hamburg parliament, scheduled on February 23. The party has been on a rise in Germany, riding on an anti-immigrant and hyper-nationalist campaign.