“There is one detail Poggenburg seems to have either forgotten or wilfully ignored: Leipzig is a red and green island in the Saxonian sea of blue, and the people here are very proud of it.” A photojournalist at the scene gives us a play-by-play account.
Can a Petry-led faction distance themselves significantly from the AfD to win over enough CDU voters and politicians? The next 18 months will be a dry run for this possibility, threatening the traditional progressiveness of Leipzig in the process.
“I don’t know how to defeat the AfD, but I have the feeling that calling them Nazis is not going to help, as this will further deflect from the real issues at stake.”
“Like everyone today, I’ve been grappling with the election results. Friends overseas asked me for an insider overview and I found myself writing many long emails. So here are some facts I put together as an article.”
Emmett Til, the face that launched the Civil Rights Movement.
A story is brewing locally with possible national and international consequences.