Voters shocked at strong performance of far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Sunday’s election have taken to Twitter to make a point.
The anti-immigrant outfit won around 13 percent of the vote and became the first such party in the Bundestag for more than half a century.
Internauts used #87prozent – meaning the 87% – on Twitter to let the world know they didn’t back AfD.
They accompanied the viral hashtag with a message saying why they didn’t want to vote for the anti-Islam party.
The trend is a sign the success of the far-right party will have, for many – especially protesters who gathered outside AfD’s headquarters on Sunday -, raised uncomfortable parallels and memories of Germany’s Nazi past.
“May I remind you: We are #87Prozent. That means: absolute majority against far right.”