Police video throws AfD’s claims over attacked politician into doubt

A far-right politician’s declare that he was beaten with bars and kicked throughout an assault seems to have been contradicted by CCTV footage launched by German authorities. 

Frank Magnitz, state chairman for the Alternative fur Deutchland (AfD) occasion mentioned he was attacked with a wood bar or that he was kicked within the head after attending a reception in Bremen. 

Mr Magnitz claimed that the assault was an assassination try by extremist leftists in an interview with the Die Welt newspaper. He additionally mentioned that the beating was seemingly carried out by extremist leftists.

The footage does present three unidentified males, with their hoods pulled up, following Mr Magnitz right into a passage. 

One of many males hits him from behind and the three run away because the politician falls to the ground.

“We imagine that every one the accidents resulted from the autumn,” a spokesman for the Bremen prosecutor’s workplace mentioned. 

He added that there was no proof that the far-right determine had been attacked with a wood bar or that he was kicked within the head. 

The AfD had earlier posted an image on Twitter after the assault, displaying the politician on a stretcher with a deep wound to his brow and a bruised left eye.

It prompted public figures from throughout the political spectrum condemned the assault. 

However a celebration spokesperson has now advised the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain that the AfD would have written a special information launch based mostly on its present data.

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They claimed that wood bars had been used within the assault got here from a development employee on the scene, though there is no such thing as a proof of this within the footage. 

Police mentioned they had been nonetheless persevering with to research the incident and described it as a politically motivated assault.

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