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Left-wing extremists commit to arson attack on German tax office

Left-wing extremists are the suspects in the arson attack on the Saxon state tax office in Leipzig.

Published: December 10, 2019, 10:37 am


    The attack was done to show “that we are able to act anywhere in Leipzig,” it says in a letter which was published on the extreme left portal

    Unknown people smashed windows at the state tax office on Saturday night and left the office a blaze. One room was completely reduced to ashes, but the overall damage is still unknown. Among other things, the unit of the police monitoring extremism and terrorism of the State Criminal Police Office of Saxony is investigating the incident.

    The anonymous authors refer to squatters in Greece and the left-wing dominated district Connewitz in Leipzig. Despite the special commission of the Saxon State Criminal Police Office against left-wing extremism, there will be further resistance, they announced.

    In recent months, left-wing extremists have repeatedly carried out attacks in Leipzig. After several arson attacks, the Home Office had set up the “Soko LinkX” in November.

    Previously, there had been several attacks on a real estate company in the city. An employee of the company had also been injured. On the previous New Year’s Eve, assaillants launched an arson attack on a courthouse.

    Nearly 90 percent of politically motivated arson attacks since 2017 in Hamburg have a left-wing extremist background. The security authorities of the Hanseatic city assigned 65 out of 73 of these cases to the left-wing extremist scene, as revealed in a response from the Senate to a question by the AfD faction in the Hamburg Parliament.

    During the 2017 G20 summit met in Hamburg in 2017, the authorities recorded 57 arson attacks, of which 53 were rated as politically motivated leftists. Only one fire was started in the same year by right-wing extremists, while two more were started by foreign extremists. One case could not be clearly assigned.

    Last year, police assigned seven out of nine arson attacks to the far-left spectrum. In two cases, no political motive was clearly established. According to the Senate, five out of seven of these crimes will ascribed to left-wing extremists this year.

    The leader of the AFD Group, Dirk Nockemann, called for the ruling Social Democrats and Greens to face consequences. “The Red-Green Senate should draw the right conclusions from this and not be blind in the left eye. The rule of law has to crack down in the face of this left-wing ruthlessness,” he said.

    Politically motivated arsonists almost always carry “a red signature” Nockemann concluded.

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