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An attack on two Green Party politicians is being investigated in Germany.

An attack on two Green Party politicians is being investigated in Germany.

German law enforcement officials are investigating an attack on two Green party politicians, the portal of the German news channel ZDF reports, citing the police.

“According to the police, this may be a politically motivated crime. The search for suspects has not yet been successful. Investigators are looking for witnesses,” the TV channel reports.

It is noted that both Green Party MPs Kai Goering and Rolf Flies were attacked in Essen after a party event on Thursday evening, according to their own statements.

The incident happened on Thursday evening on the way home from a Green Party event. A group of passers-by approached both. This led to an argument during which Fliss was punched in the face, according to police.


Both politicians were allegedly insulted, officials added. Both suspects then fled in a taxi towards the city centre. It is noted that the search for suspects has so far been unsuccessful. Investigators are looking for witnesses. According to police, this may be a politically motivated crime.


Earlier, the Social Democratic Party of Germany reported that in the federal state of Saxony, unknown people attacked and seriously injured the party’s main candidate nominated for elections to the European Parliament, Matthias Ecke.


The leaders of the party’s state branch in Saxony, Henning Hoffmann and Katrin Michel, called the attack on Ecke a “wake-up call.” They also blamed right-wing extremists and their supporters for the incident.