Pie in the face – level 3
Targeted by a self-styled anti-fascist over her stance on refugees, German politician Sahra Wagenknecht was yesterday hit in the face with a chocolate cream pie. Wagenknecht, who is a member of Germany's far left Linke Party, was sitting in the front row during the opening speech at a party conference when a young man stopped in front of her and threw the pie in her face. The man was quickly pulled away by security guards as party officials asked reporters not to film the politician and shielded her from the cameras.
Wagenknecht previously advocated putting a cap on the number of refugees Germany should accept – a stance from which her party has distanced itself.
She is the second politician to be attacked with a dessert over her position in recent weeks – a member of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party having suffered a similar fate just last month.
Difficult words: target (to select something or somebody for an attack), self-styled (self-named), fascist (a person who wants a government to be have complete control and only be interested in the country), advocate (to recommend or support publicly), put a cap on something (to put a limit on something), distance oneself from (to say quietly that you do not support something).
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