The all-clear has been given after a bomb threat at the Social Democratic Party (SPD) headquarters in Berlin. The party has received many threats following a visit by the party leader to an anti-refugee flashpoint town.
A bomb threat that forced the evacuation of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) headquarters in Berlin on Tuesday proved to be a false alarm.
The party’s general secretary, Yasmin Fahimi, was quoted by the DPA news agency as saying the bomb threat was made by telephone.
It comes a day after Germany’s Deputy Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, visited the town of Heidenau, which saw protests between pro- and anti-refugee groups turn violent over the weekend. Gabriel is also the chairman of the SPD:
“Since Sigmar Gabriel’s visit to Heidenau the Willy Brandt House has received a flood of racist threats,” Fahimi told dpa, referring to the building that houses the SPD offices.
“We won’t budge a single millimeter from our position,” Fahimi said of the party’s firm stance against right-wing extremists who perpetuate hatred against asylum-seekers.