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Ich bin #87prozent: German internauts don't want to be tarred with far-right brush

Ich bin #87prozent: German internauts don't want to be tarred with far-right brush
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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.”

“I am #87Prozent and I want the democratic parties to get their 13 percent back from the AfD.”

“I am #87Prozent and I will defend my country against anti-democrats and racists now more than ever.”

I am #87Prozent and I ask for compulsory voting. What is 100 percent instead of 75 had voted?

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