The car belonging to Frauke Petry, leader of the anti-mass immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, was set alight last night in what is believed to be an arson attack.
Police in Leipzig have ruled out an technical defect as the cause, and suspect the car was deliberate burned by as yet unknown individuals. Berliner Morgenpost reports that no one has yet claimed responsibility.
Ms Petry took to Twitter after the incident, writing: “#Germany 2016. Yesterday there was an arson attack on my car. What has become of us…”