Five people, including a 9-week-old-baby, were killed in a drink-driving incident in the west German city of Trier on Monday. Witnesses reported that an SUV drove at high speed through a pedestrian area for almost 5 minutes before being stopped by police. The driver, a 51-year-old man, has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. The motive behind the attack is unclear, but authorities say there is no evidence that it was politically or religiously motivated.
The AfD party conference last weekend appeared to show a more divided party, as co-leader Jörg Meuthen called for the party to stick closer to the political centre. There are fears within the party that the AfD’s far-right policies and their criticism of government coronavirus restrictions are beginning to push away voters, as recent polls suggest that the party’s popularity is beginning to wane.