The initial motion, made by non-party politician Sibylle Schmidt, also called for earlier closing times and brighter lighting at the Berlin club.
Germany’s leading far-right party, Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), has withdrawn a proposal calling for Berghain’s commercial license to be revoked.
Sibylle Schmidt, a non-party councillor who sits for the AfD in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, was behind the initial request, which presented a letter with a number of restrictive measures. These items include reducing closing times from 10 PM to 6 AM and installing “better lighting and staff to prevent sexual acts,” according to Berliner Morgenpost. The letter was publicised on Twitter yesterday afternoon by left-wing district councillor Maximilian Schirmer, sparking users to fire back at Schmidt’s comments.
In response, Frank-Christian Hansel, a founding member of Berlin AfD, confirmed earlier today that the proposal had been withdrawn. He tweeted that Schmidt was “party-free” and her request was “neither the line of AfD Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, nor the Berlin AfD.” According to Berliner Morgenpost, Ronald Gläser, another Berlin-based AfD politician, said that “AfD was not a prohibition party.”
Via: Resident Advisor