One Mayor has been killed, several others have been stabbed, and hundred have been threaten by the growing fascist movement in Germany.
Reker was previously the victim of a violent attack, suffering life-threatening injuries in 2015 when a right-wing sympathizer stabbed her with a hunting knife while she was campaigning. The attacker said he targeted Reker because of her pro-refugee stance.
On Thursday, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas condemned the threats and called for better protections for local politicians.
“Death threats against local politicians are disgraceful attempts at intimidation,” Maas told the dpa news agency. “The more disgusting the agitation, the more resolutely we must support all those who are engaged in communities.”
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Germany’s federal and state security agencies must improve their cooperation in order to combat extremists “who are prepared for violence.”