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Black politician told "go home" by German far-right

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Germany’s far-right has told a black politician appearing on regional election posters to go home to Angola. And the extreme NPD party has urged its members to deliver the message personally to Zeca Schall.

An activist with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats in the eastern state of Thuringia, Schall has lived in Germany for 21 years and has German nationality. He describes the campaign against him as against the CDU as a whole and against other democratic parties. The NPD says Thuringia should “remain German”, that Schall is no longer needed and that his job should be filled by a local person. It has displayed a poster wishing him a “good trip home.” Targeted by a party described by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency as racist, anti-Semitic and revisionist, Schall is set to continue working on the regional election campaign, albeit under police protection.