Politicians leading the anti-establishment right-wing uprising across Europe gathered in Koblenz, Germany, for a conference which was marred by protesters placing disgusting effigies of Adolf Hitler outside the event.
More than 3,000 left wing demonstrators gathered in the German city where party leaders including Marine le Pen and Geert Wilders were speaking, brandishing figurines of Josef Stalin and Benito Mussolini as well as shouting slogans such as “no border, no nation, stop deportation”.
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It took 1,000 police officers to control the angry rabble.
But tucked away in the safety of the vaulted cellar of Weissenau Castle in Mainz, Ms Petry criticised the EU, accusing it of “brainwashing its citizens” in the name of mass migration.
Marine Le Pen also attended the Koblenz right wing event
Ms Petry also went on to commend President Trump and said she was optimistic about what his leadership could mean for the EU’s prosperity.
Speaking on Friday night, she said: “In the name of the party Alternative for Germany (AfD), with great joy we congratulate you on today's inauguration of the 45th president of the United States of America.
“May your hopes be fulfilled as a human being, and may you reach your goals as President of the USA.
“Due to your statements made so far, we as Germans and Europeans are following your foreign policy positions with hope because they pleasantly differ from the direction of the past decades.”
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Marine Le Pen is a French politician who is the president of the National Front, a national-conservative political party in France and one of its main political forces.
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A French politician who is the president of the National Front (FN), a national-conservative political party in France and one of its main political forces.
Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right Northern League in Italy, called for withdrawal from the euro, which he called a "failed, criminal experiment".
Earlier in the day, Marine Le Pen said 2016 was the year when “Anglo Saxons woke up” and lauded the rise of patriotism.
Frauke Petry, of Alternative for Germany, slammed the European Union
Yesterday Ms Le Pen, leader of France’s Front National and contender for the job as President of France, said Brexit had inspired a monumental populist uprising.
She said Brexit would cause a “domino effect” as she also hinted at plans to hold a referendum on remaining in the euro as she said “we have to leave the possibility if a country wants to leave”.