German City Hannover becomes a Battleground between Police and Anti-Fascist Protesters

  • In the German city of Hannover, several people were repeatedly hurt when clash broke out between police and anti-fascist protesters during first conference of the far-right Alternative. After inauguration of the conference, the supporters elected Alexander Gauland and Jörg Meuthen as their leaders. A relative moderate in the party and regional head of the party Georg Pazderski failed to get delegate backing. To block path of the 600 delegates of the far-right Alternative large numbers of anti-fascist protesters gathered outside the venue. Police used pepper spray, batons, and water cannon to disperse the mob. Delegates present at the conference defeated a motion of installing Meuthen as only President of the AfD party.