7/14 Outcry after AfD politician suggests shooting G20 looters

Edited by walterp on . Posted in News In Brief

AfD politician Christel Weißig has sparked controversy after suggesting in a Facebook post that those who looted amid G20 riots should be shot. Reacting to violent riots in Hamburg amid the G20 summit hosted there last week, Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania state parliamentarian Christel Weißig posted the comment that has since come in for harsh criticism. “Looters will be immediately shot, why isn’t that allowed by us?” Weißig wrote. AfD leader Frauke Petry told a newspaper last year that border police “should be able if need be to have recourse to their firearms – as laid down by law”.

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