European Parliament group ejects nationalist German lawmaker

April 13, 2016 8:12 AM

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BERLIN – A European Parliament faction that includes Britain's governing party has ejected a lawmaker from the nationalist Alternative for Germany, which has drawn criticism over members' remarks suggesting that police could shoot refugees trying to enter Germany.

Alternative for Germany, or AfD, won seven European Parliament seats in 2014. Five lawmakers left for a new and more moderate party, ALFA, but it failed to gain significant support while AfD's ratings have soared amid the influx of migrants to Europe.

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