The attack on the AfD-politician Frank Magnitz nationwide caused outrage. Politicians of all parties condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms.
Magnitz was two days long with injuries in the hospital, he has now left the clinic, on “own responsibility”, as an AfD spokesman for the news Agency dpa said. He’s good under the circumstances.
Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier wrote in a letter to the injured: “Any Form of violence against elected officials is an attack on our rule of law. We need to make us United and determined.”
What exactly happened is as yet unclear. Here is the Overview:
What we know:
The state protection determined in the case of Magnitz, there is a special Commission was established. The state of the protection switches in the rule, among other things, in the case of suspected politically-motivated crimes.
Magnitz had to leave on Monday afternoon, shortly before 17:30 p.m. the new year’s reception of the regional newspaper “Weser-Kurier”, which took place in the Bremen Kunsthalle. On the way to his car he was attacked by Unknown.
According to a Twitter call to a Demonstration in memory of Laye-Alama Condé was held on this day at 17 o’clock in the vicinity of the Kunsthalle. Condé, an asylum seeker who died about 14 years ago, was: the police had him administered an emetic, because they suspected that Condé had swallowed drugs.
Both events took place at the entrance of the Bremen city district “district” which is considered the meeting point of the left and extreme left-wing scene.
Magnitz and the AfD leadership now suspect that the attack was in connection with the memorial event. Magnitz says, he will assume that the attackers had come from the left of the scene and his death is tacitly accepted.
The AfD in the Bundestag, was not at the incident to remember. The artisans, who found him, had told him, but the attacker would have used a square of wood, and to him occurred.
This is contrary to the information of the police, based on recordings of surveillance videos. Thus, two Unknown Magnitz approached from the rear, and a third followed at a distance. One of the three have jumped to Magnitz from the back, and give him the elbow in the neck rammed. Magnitz was overthrown, the attackers away.
The fact happened as fast as lightning and there is no kicking against a Lying on the ground, said a spokesman for the Prosecutor’s office. The special Commission determined because of dangerous bodily injury.
What we know:
it is not Yet clear whether it is a politically motivated Crime. Magnitz said the “Bild”newspaper, even though this is not likely, it could have been a robbery.
It is also unclear whether the participants of the memorial event had something to do with the fact. The “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” said Gundula Oerter of the “Initiative in memory of Laye-Alama Condé”, Magnitz’m trying to want to your organization with his suspicions deliberately discredit them. Attacks on a Person does not belong to the means of political confrontation of the memorial initiative.