Office of anti-migrant German politician trashed

The office of a right-wing German politician who recently caused controversy by using a Nazi phrase to complain about immigration has been attacked, police said Tuesday.

Unknown attackers trashed the inside of Bettina Kudla’s office in the city of Leipzig, smashed four windows and smeared its facade with a tar-like substance, police said.

Kudla, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic party, recently used the word "Umvolkung," meaning "ethnicity inversion" in a tweet about the recent influx of migrants and refugees to Germany.

"The ethnicity inversion of Germany began long ago. It's time for action!" she wrote.

"Umvolkung" was a term originally used by the Nazis to describe the "Germanization" of newly conquered areas in eastern Europe and has been more recently used by right-wing extremists who oppose Merkel's migrant policy.

Germany took in 890,000 migrants and refugees last year, according to recently revised figures.

Last update: Tue, 04/10/2016 - 09:47

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