MAGDEBURG (GERMANY), 6 Sep. (DPA/EP) –
More than 2,000 people have gathered this Monday in the center of the German city of Magdeburg to attend a concentration of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) against the increase in the cost of living, according to a Police count.
The evening demonstration was organized by the party’s state parliamentary group and was attended by senior officials who denounced that the measures taken by the federal government to ease the burden on citizens did not go “far enough”, reported DPA .
During their proclamations, those attending the protests have blamed Berlin’s foreign and environmental policy and have demanded an end to the sanctions imposed on Russia for the Ukraine war.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Economy Minister Robert Habeck have expressed concern about the possibility of social unrest due to spiraling prices, especially with regard to energy costs, according to the aforementioned agency.
The parliamentary leader of the AfD, Oliver Kirchner, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt –whose capital is Magdeburg–, has assured that the issue of helping households cope with rising prices would be discussed this week in the regional legislature.
At the end of the act, the 1987 rock ballad ‘Freiheit’ (Freedom) by German musician Marius Müller-Westernhagen, which during the tumultuous years at the end of the Cold War became an anthem for escaping oppression, was played.