Far-right party mocked for poster proclaiming 'German people should be deported first'

Germany's National Democratic Party claims to 'protect the right to a homeland and identity'

The National Democratic Party, Germany's NPD, take party in neo-Nazi demonstrations
The National Democratic Party, Germany's NPD, take party in neo-Nazi demonstrations

A poster by Germany’s far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) has been ridiculed after being interpreted as calling for the deportation of ‘the German people first’.

The anti-immigration neo-Nazi party – which proclaims to “protect the right to a homeland and identity – posted a photograph of its new poster on its Facebook page yesterday, according to German news site Deutsche Welle.

At the top, the poster carried text saying “rigorously deport”, followed by the party’s slogan “our people first”, underneath an image of a passenger jet.

The two phrases, taken together, led to the party being mocked for its seemingly mixed-message, with it later removing the photo.

Earlier in the week, the NPD called for the “reintroduction of border police to avert illegal immigration”.

In a statement published on its website, deputy chairman Ronny Zasowk said: “The mass immigration has not slowed down, they must be stopped!

“The security authorities and institutions of a sovereign state must be able to ward off illegal and possibly violent immigration.”

Yesterday, the German cabinet approved measures to help cut the number of refugees entering the country. Angela Merkel has faced increasing pressure to do so after 1.1 million displaced people entered Germany last year.

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