September 18, 2021

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German court: Far-right party may put up posters with slogan “Hang the Greens”

The Green Party’s regional branch said the “call to kill” thousands of party members and supporters “has no place in the public sphere”.

A German court has ruled that a small far-right party can put up campaign posters bearing the slogan “Hang the Greens,” which authorities in the eastern city of Zwickau have ordered to be removed, the Associated Press reported.

However, the administrative court in Chemnitz also ruled on Tuesday that the posters published by the third party. The Weg (third way) must be at least 100 meters from the Green Party posters, the DPA wrote.

The Green Party, committed to protecting the environment, is one of three parties vying for a federal position in the parliamentary elections to be held in Germany on September 26.

Zwickau city council ordered last week to the third party. Weg to remove their stickers in three days. At the same time, they said that the slogan on the posters violates public order and violates human dignity.

In its decision, the court stated that it was not clear whether the conditions for restricting freedom of expression were met in this case. The city of Zwickau announced that it plans to appeal to a higher court in Bautzen.

Mayor Constance Arndt stressed, in response to Tuesday’s court ruling, that there is no difference in the distance of the third party posters. Whig of Green Banners. “The challenge to Oppid Greens is and always will be wholly unacceptable, undemocratic and irresponsible,” Arendt said.

The Green Party’s regional branch said the “call to kill” thousands of party members and supporters “has no place in the public sphere”.

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