Green Party politician attacked in Dresden | Munich evening newspaper

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Written By Maya Cantina

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A 47-year-old Green Party politician was attacked by two people while putting up election posters in Dresden. Shortly afterwards, police officers identified a 24-year-old and a 34-year-old as suspects, Dresden police announced on Tuesday evening.

A spokesperson wanted to know who the attacked person was Police don’t say it at first. It was said the male attacker pushed the politician aside last night as he put up election posters, insulted and threatened her. He also allegedly tore down two posters.

According to the information, a 24-year-old woman passed by and suddenly spat on the politician, who was accompanied by aides and a film crew. Police found the two nearby. The 34-year-old German is being investigated for physical injuries, threats, insults and material damage and the 24-year-old German is being investigated for physical injuries.

Hitler salute before action?

Because the two are said to have previously joined a group that allegedly showed the Hitler salute, they are also being investigated for using symbols of unconstitutional organizations. Both suspects remained on the run, the police spokesman said.

Last Friday, the SPD’s leading candidate for the European elections in Saxony, Matthias Ecke, was beaten up in Dresden by four young men aged 17 and 18 when he wanted to put up election posters. The Criminal Investigation Police of the State of Saxony (LKA) believes that at least one of them belongs to the right-wing spectrum. Police said the same group had likely injured a nearby Green Party campaign worker shortly before attacking Ecke.

Yesterday, the federal and state ministers of the Interior met for a special meeting in light of the attacks and also spoke in favor of tightening criminal law to better protect politicians and election campaigns.


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