The German government is actively backing radical left-wing groups, through financial channels and otherwise, according to officials in the top opposition party.
Antifa and other 'extreme left' factions must be cut off from state support in order to slow their momentum and disempower them, representatives of the nationalist-populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party told Infowars Europe.
"We, as a party, are trying our best to just defund them," said Vadim Derksen, head of the AfD youth wing in Berlin. "The government gives lots of money to them. They live on the government. They are funded by the government."
"They are not just tolerated – the government wishes them to be there in the fight against 'racism' and 'hate speech.' So, we try our best to just get them defunded."
AfD MP Petr Bystron asserts that billions in tax dollars are being funneled into extreme left causes, such as 'refugee resettlement' projects and open borders activism.
"It's a big business. They are distributing 50 billion euro a year – and this is just the number they are admitting, so we can guess it's maybe 100 billion euro a year – to organizations," Bystron said.
These assertions were corroborated by Green Party MP Renate Künast, who called for a "democracy promotion law" guaranteeing state funding for NGOs and Antifa during a speech in parliament earlier this year.
“To be honest, I’m tired of how we have been fighting for decades in order for committed NGOs and Antifa groups to be able to receive their money," Künast said in the Bundestag in March. "Year after year they are only permitted to have work contracts. NGOs and Antifa groups have been receiving money for years. They must struggle year after year in order to receive that money.”
In March, the German government announced a 50 billion euro coronavirus aid package would be opened to freelancers, artists, and other 'cultural workers' whose agendas often overlap with those of the radical left.
Infowars Europe reports from the scene of a clash between German police and Antifa in Berlin after authorities evicted dozens of left-wing radicals from a squat house that had been occupied for decades.
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