At least 400 people have been detained by police in the German city of Stuttgart during protests against the populist party, the Alternative for Germany.
Former AfD co-chair Frauke Petry has founded a new party, according to German media reports. The "Blue party" has been registered, but Petry has not confirmed she is behind it.
The former co-head of the far-right AfD has kicked off her "Blue party" and its corresponding civil forum the "Blue Change." Although Petry's promises an alternative to the AfD, their platforms sing a very similar tune.
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) believes its former head Frauke Petry stole data on party members, and one report claims it intends to sue her. AfD members' data may come in handy if Petry plans a new party of her own.
The prosecutor's office in Dresden has charged former AfD co-chair Frauke Petry with lying under oath about campaign financing in 2015. Petry's immunity from prosecution was lifted by Saxony's state parliament in August.
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