Berlin (dpa) - In the event of further radicalization of the AfD, the chairman of the conference of interior ministers, Georg Maier, has brought up a ban on the right-wing populist party.

"The entire party is developing in a right-wing extremist direction," said the social democratic Thuringian head of department of the editorial network Germany (RND).

He added that a ban procedure could no longer be ruled out.

Meanwhile, said CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt, he sees the AfD on the "direct path to the new NPD".

During the vote on the Infection Protection Act, visitors to the Reichstag building came through AfD MPs on Wednesday, who then molested, filmed and sometimes insulted advocates of the law among politicians.

Visitors also broke into the offices of representatives.

Thousands of people demonstrated against the law around the government district.

On Friday, the other parliamentary groups took a stand against the AfD and branded them as “enemies of democracy”.


Georg Maier told the RND with a view to the disturbances in the Bundestag by the guests of AfD MPs: “It is becoming increasingly obvious how much the AfD functions as the parliamentary arm of the right-wing extremists and tries to undermine parliamentary democracy from within.

The task of the protection of the constitution is to collect court-proof material in order to find suitable means for dealing with the AfD.

“Prohibition proceedings at the Federal Constitutional Court are the very last resort.

But even that can no longer be ruled out if the party continues to radicalize. "

Above all, however, it remains a political and social task to deal with this anti-democratic force and to push it back, explained Maier.

CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt also sharply criticized the AfD in the “Passauer Neue Presse” (Saturday).

"The honest men in the AfD have long since left the field to the arsonists," he told the newspaper.

The abuse of history, the despising of parliament and political institutions, the falsification and forgetting of history and the comparison with the Enabling Act of 1933 show that “the AfD wants to go through the hay with a torch in order to ignite emotions and stir up aggression ».

Dobrindt said: "This means that the AfD is on the direct path to becoming the new NPD."

The fact that troublemakers smuggled into the Bundestag by the AfD are harassing MPs is no coincidence for Dobrindt, but rather an “obviously concerted action”.

He added: "The entire action has shown that there is a close network between the demonstrators on the street, the AfD MPs in the plenary chamber and the troublemakers in the Reichstag."

The CSU politician sees a “new quality of the dispute in the German Bundestag, with the aim of dismantling democratic operations from within”.

With their behavior, the AfD shows that it has taken another step towards right-wing extremism.

«The radical elements in this party are getting stronger and stronger.

The heads of the party and parliamentary group also support this radical path. "


In times of the corona pandemic, attempts are being made to deepen the division in society, says Dobrindt about the demonstration on Wednesday in Berlin.

“A lot of people came together there, whose concerns are politically abused by the ringleaders with wrong arguments.

The organizers try to use lies to paint a horrific picture of the end of democracy and the entry into a dictatorship. "

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