05/29/2016 06:56 pm ET Updated Jan 12, 2017

German Lawmaker Assaulted With Cake Over Anti-Refugee Comments

The left-wing MP has advocated for refugee caps.

A German member of parliament took a cake to the face Saturday in an apparent challenge to her support for limiting the number of refugees entering the county. 

During a party meeting in Magdeburg, an activist ran up to left-wing MP Sahra Wagenknecht and shoved a chocolate cake in her face, local outlets reported. A protest group going by the name “Anti-Fascist Initiative ‘Cake for Misanthropists’” claimed responsibility for the attack and passed out flyers highlighting her calls to cap the number of refugees entering Germany

Another German MP suffered a similar attack earlier this year. In February, two protesters smashed a cake in the face of right-wing MP Beatrix von Storch, a member of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party.

Germany has taken on a major role advocating for refugees from Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans. While other members of the European Union have pushed back against asylum seekers, Germany took in over a million refugees last year. 



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