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ChatGPT | Teenager turns himself in for assault on SPD pol, 5 May
The teenager reported to police in Dresden early Sunday morning and said he was "the perpetrator who had knocked down the SPD politician," the police said in a statement. The 17-year-old did not provide any detailed information, according to the media outlet Der Spiegel.
Ecke is only the most high-profile victim of violence.
"The SPD has blamed supporters of the far-right [EPP] party Alliance for Germany (AfD) for the attack on Ecke. Their supporters are now completely disinhibited [free?] and apparently see us democrats as fair game"
Last week, two Greens deputies were abused while campaigning in Essen in western Germany and another was surrounded by dozens of demonstrators in her car in the east of the country.

According to provisional police figures, 2,790 crimes were committed against politicians in Germany in 2023, up from 1,806 the previous year, but less than the 2,840 recorded in 2021, when legislative elections took place.

by Cat on Sun May 5th, 2024 at 11:40:12 PM EST
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