AfD and the trouble with banning political parties

As support for the far-right party surges, politicians are debating whether it poses a threat to German democracy

Protest against the AfD
Protesters stage a demonstration in Soest, near Dortmund, on Monday, part of a wave of anti-fascist sentiment across the country
(Image credit: Hesham Elsherif/Anadolu via Getty Images)

More than 800,000 people took to the streets of Germany's major cities over the weekend to protest against Alternative for Germany (AfD), following reports that members of the right-wing party have been discussing a radical plan to expel millions of migrants. 

Independent investigative news site Correctiv reported on a meeting of right-wing groups including the AfD and the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU). They were planning "for the so-called remigration, or expulsion, of millions of people who have immigrated to Germany", said Deutsche Welle.

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