Protesters descend on AFD congress

Security measures are tight in the German city of cologne ahead of the first day of the anti-immigrant "alternative for Germany" party congress. Demonstrators staged a protest near a hotel in cologne where the ultra-nationalist party is holding a two-day convention. The protest was organized by the cologne against right-wing initiative.

Germany's police said that around 50,000 left-wing protestors are expected in the city and nearly 4,000 police officers are on the ground to prevent a violent escalation of anti-populist rallies.

Protesters injured one police officer while trying to block the hotel.

Xenophobia and islamophobia are on the rise in germany, a worrying development for the nearly 3.5 million turks that live in the country...///

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