AfD MP Petr Bystron caused outrage with his latest Twitter post. You can see a drawing of Bavarian Prime Minister Söder – with a clear allusion to Adolf Hitler.
AfD politician Petr Bystron caused outrage on Twitter with a Twitter message. You can see a black and white drawing of Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder wearing a small mouthguard under his nose. This gives the face mask the impression of a Hitler beard. Next to it is the saying: “Never wash mouth and nose protection more than 88 degrees!”
Petr Bystron was a member of the FDP until 2013. He has since been a member of the AfD. He is a member of the German Bundestag. Many Twitter users don’t approve of the politician’s latest post – even those who call themselves AfD supporters.
What is this nonsense? If you want to be taken seriously, stop this nonsense. These exaggerated and primitive allusions to Hitler are otherwise only known from the mentally overwhelmed left camp.
– JoobyCrowby (@CrowbyJoobie) September 9, 2020
That is not worthy of a member of the Bundestag !!
Oh, you’re from the AfD?
– BergLöwe (@Toni_Koenig) September 9, 2020
Dear Mr. Bystron, actually I’m quite inclined to the AfD. Considering the disaster that has been going on in the party for a while, including this staggering contribution, I have to think twice. It’s a shame really.
– A.G. (whatever you’ll see in this) (@ Pyramoscgn1) September 9, 2020
Another states, “This is the lowest level and unworthy of an MP. Delete the tweet!” A few others rate the photo as “low quality” and “tacky”.
Bystron was under observation by the Constitutional Protection Office in 2017 and is said to have maintained contacts with the far-right identity movement. When Merkel was elected Chancellor in 2018, he posted a photo of his voting card on Twitter and Facebook. In doing so, he violated the rules of procedure of the Bundestag and had to pay a fine of 1,000 euros.