Rightwing jibe fury

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BER­LIN: The right-wing Al­ter­na­tive for Ger­many (AfD) has not yet de­cided whether to ex­pel one of its state lead­ers for crit­i­cis­ing Ber­lin’s Holo­caust Me­mo­rial, the party’s co-head said yes­ter­day.

Bjo­ern Hoecke, AfD head in the eastern state of Thuringia, de­scribed the me­mo­rial as a “mon­u­ment of shame” in a speech in Dres­den last week. The com­ment stirred anger, but was cheered by some AfD sup­port­ers.

Par­lia­ment is due to­day to dis­cuss the pos­si­bil­ity of putting some AfD mem­bers un­der ob­ser­va­tion by do­mes­tic in­tel­li­gence. – Reuters

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