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07 Feb 2020 | 04:56 AM UTC

Germany: Political party schedules new year celebration in Münster February 7

AFD to hold new year celebration in Münster February 7; counter-protests expected along a heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions

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Event

The Alternative for Germany (AFD) political party will hold a New Year celebration in Münster on Friday, February 7. The event is set to start at 19:00 (local time) at the Münster City Hall. A civil society group has also called for three counter-protests to start at 17:00, with the intention of disturbing the event. Participants are expected to gather on Salzstraße, Klemensstraße, and in the Prinzipalmarkt area.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the protests and near the City Hall. Clashes between supporters of the diverse groups cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in Münster are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.