“We are the firewall,” a crowd of people in front of the Reichstag chanted. The wave of protests against the party continues for the fourth week across the country, MTI reported.
In addition to the capital, similar demonstrations took place on Saturday in Dresden, Freiburg, Augsburg, Krefeld and Hanover.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz wrote on the social networking site X that the nationwide mass movement is a strong signal in favor of democracy and the German constitution. According to the Chancellor, many people are gathering across Germany to protest against forgetting the past, hatred and hate speech.
Earlier this week, a Forsa poll showed that although support for the AfD fell below 20% for the first time since July, the party remains the second most popular political force in Germany. The opposition conservatives currently top the popularity list, while Schulz's Social Democratic Party occupies third place.
The protests were organized as a result of the fact that in January it was revealed that two senior representatives of the AfD had participated in an event in which they discussed, among other things, a plan for the mass deportation of German citizens with migrant backgrounds. . The Alternative for Germany party denies that implementing the proposal is among the party's ideas.