GETTYNigel Farage will travel to Germany to campaign with the AfD
The former UKIP leader will join AfD politicians on September 8 at the campaign event including the party’s controversial leader, Frauke Petry.
Ms Petry suggested that border police shoot refugees entering the country illegally which led to outrage from security force and politicians.
Police officers should “use firearms if necessary,” the party leader told German newspaper, Mannheimer Morgen.Related articles
Her party said in a statement that it “rejects shooting at people that are coming to Germany in a peaceful way” and was not calling for any change to the existing laws.
The AfD leader yesterday had her immunity lifted by a regional parliament in Germany.
Losing her immunity could see Ms Petry face prosecution over allegations of perjury which carries a minimum sentence of one year in the country.
The use of firearms against children is not permitted
AfD deputy leader Beatrix von Storch
Ms Petry is accused of lying under oath about a party candidate list in 2014.