Hundreds protest as German far-right holds large in-person conference

Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) opened a party conference attended by hundreds of members on Saturday with an attack on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.Some 500 delegates were at the AfD gathering, which was authorized only under strict hygiene restrictions, in order to discuss retirement policy and basic income as well as to appoint internal party positions.About 500 anti-racism demonstrators gathered in the far-western town of Kalkar near the Dutch border, where the convention was taking place on a former power plant site in the Wunderland Kalkar amuse…

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