Tuesday 6 December 2016

Pub where Hitler made first speech must host right-wing conference, judge rules

Published 12/05/2016 | 19:13

AfD leader Frauke Petry is due to speak to party members on Friday evening
AfD leader Frauke Petry is due to speak to party members on Friday evening

A court in Munich has ruled that the tavern where Adolf Hitler gave his first public speech must permit a right-wing party to hold an event.

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The dpa news agency reported the Hofbraeukeller must honour a contract with the Alternative for Germany party to hold a gathering with the party's leader, Frauke Petry.

The owner had cancelled, citing security fears.

Hundreds of protesters were arrested for blockading the party's conference in Stuttgart in April.

The Hofbraeukeller in Munich was the venue for Hitler's first speech on October 16 1919.

It has since been used by mainstream parties including the left-leaning Social Democrats.

Alternative for Germany, which wants Germany to adopt more restrictive immigration practices, is at 12 percent in the polls.

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