Germany's AfD sparks outcry at far-right child informer plan


Campaign booth for AfD in Bavaria Sept 27

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AfD are hoping to enter Bavaria’s state parliament for the first time in elections on 14 October

German justice minister Katarina Barley has sharply condemned an online scheme launched by the far-right AfD party to get schoolchildren to inform on teachers who are politically partial.

The far-right party entered parliament for the first time this year, becoming the biggest opposition party.

Its informant site started in Hamburg and is likely to be launched elsewhere.

Ms Barley said it was “a method of dictators” and one union leader likened it to a “tool from the Middle Ages”.

Comparisons have also been drawn with spying practices by the Nazis in…

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