Frank Magnitz attack: Video casts doubts on AfD account

Media captionCCTV footage shows a conflict on AfD MP Frank Magnitz in Bremen

Police have expelled a video of an conflict on German far-right MP Frank Magnitz, after prosecutors doubtful his party’s comment of what happened.

Mr Magnitz, a conduct of Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Bremen, was pounded by 3 group in a centre of a northern city on Monday.

AfD officials pronounced primarily he was knocked comatose with a square of timber and kicked on a ground.

But prosecutors pronounced a footage of a conflict suggested a opposite story.

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On a video there is no pointer of a wooden intent or of Mr Magnitz being kicked.

Frank Passade, orator for a open prosecutor’s office, had pronounced progressing that a footage showed Mr Magnitz expected postulated his conduct injuries when he strike a ground, and not from being kicked on a ground.

It is transparent from a video that he had his hands in his pockets seconds before a conflict took place.

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The CCTV footage appears to differ from a Bremen AfD comment of a conflict on a MP

The video was done open after a Bremen justice systematic a recover as partial of an review into a assault.

What happened in Bremen?

Mr Magnitz, 66, had only left a new year accepting in Bremen’s Kunsthalle art museum when he was pounded in a city’s Goetheplatz as he walked to a executive automobile park.

Mr Magnitz pronounced he could not remember a attack. He has given checked himself out of a hospital.

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This edited design shows Frank Magnitz in sanatorium after what Mr Meuthen called “a villainous and offensive attack”

The Bremen AfD celebration pronounced he had been strike over a conduct with a square of timber afterwards kicked in a head. They pronounced dual internal tradesmen ran to assist Mr Magnitz as his enemy kicked him on a ground.

Police pronounced primarily that he had been strike on a conduct with an different intent and suspected a politically encouraged attack. After saying a video they pronounced no such intent was used and a tradesmen had not witnessed a attack.

Joint celebration personality Alice Weidel had described a occurrence as an “assassination attempt” while internal officials in Bremen blamed “incitement” from a centre-left SPD and Green parties.

Parties opposite a domestic order cursed a assault.

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AfD after altered their comment of a conflict as a tradesmen had not seen a attack. However, they confirmed a wooden intent had been used.

Mr Magnitz also conceded a conflict might have been a mugging, after primarily describing it as “a politically encouraged assassination attempt”.

AfD Bremen politician Thomas Jürgewitz told Berliner Morgenpost a celebration would report a conflict “a small differently” now, though pronounced a initial communique was in line with what was famous during a time.

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Mr Magnitz had only left a new year eventuality in Bremen when he was attacked

AfD entered a inhabitant council (Bundestag) for a initial time final year with 94 seats and now has member in each German state parliament.

Its anti-immigration height has struck a chord, quite in eastern Germany where it hopes to make gains in 3 state elections this year. AfD is also eyeing a May 2019 European Parliament elections.

Last week an AfD bureau in a eastern city of Döbeln was shop-worn by an explosion. No-one was hurt.

SPD personality Andrea Nahles pronounced that AfD was a “political opponent” of Germany’s passive multitude though anyone perplexing to quarrel it with assault “betrays these values and jeopardises the co-existence”.