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Police probe alleged xenophobic 'colouring book' distributed in Germany

Pictures: Pexels

Pictures: Pexels

Published Feb 18, 2020

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World - Investigators in Germany are looking into an event

held by regional parliamentarians from the far-right Alternative for

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Germany (AfD) party at which xenophobic "colouring books" were

allegedly distributed.

An incitement investigation is ongoing, a police spokeswoman said on

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Tuesday in the city of Krefeld, where the event by the AfD's North

Rhine Westphalia state parliamentary group took place. Prosecutors

will also look into the matter.

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The AfD parliamentary group described the criticism as an "attack on

the freedom of art and satire." It spoke of an "art book with

satirical sketches on the situation in the country" and said it was

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"inspired by a colouring book for adults."

The book is named "North Rhine Westphalia for colouring." It shows

armed people under a Turkish flag. Under a banner proclaiming "We

have to carry the can for this," fully veiled women in a swimming

pool and a hand with a knife can be seen.

Referring to a far-left, anti-fascist group, parliamentary group

leader Markus Wagner said in a statement that "when Antifa extremists

attack artistic freedom, there can only be one answer: we increase

the number of copies!"

DPA

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