German Police Release Video of Attack on AfD Politician Frank Magnitz

On January 11, Bremen police released footage of a January 6 attack on Frank Magnitz, an MP with the right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD), as part of an investigation into the assault.

The CCTV footage shows one person run up behind Magnitz in an alleyway and force the politician to the ground, while a second person watches. They both then run away and are followed soon after by a third person.

The incident has led to debate in Germany. As reported by local media, German police have questioned the claim made by Magnitz that he was struck with a piece of wood and continued to be kicked by his attackers once he fell to the ground. Credit: Bremen Police via Storyful