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German politician gets cake thrown in face by protester

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The aftermath of the cake attack. Photo/video: NBC The aftermath of the cake attack. Photo/video: NBC
MAGDEBURG, Germany -

A protester attacked a politician with a cake Saturday during a meeting of a far-left party in Germany. The politician, Sahra Wagenknecht, had been under fire for controversial comments about refugees.

A man, said to be an anti-fascist protester, threw what appeared to be a cream chocolate cake into the face of Wagenknecht while the party congress was in progress. Security personnel immediately led the attacker away as he shouted slogans.

A member of his group, known as Cakes Against Misanthropes, later told reporters about a motive for the attack. The group objects to the politician's views that it calls prejudicial against refugees.

Wagenknecht has been criticized for saying that not every refugee could come to Germany.

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