German anti-immigrant party leader says citizens should be able to arm themselves following terror attacks

The leader of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has spoken out in favour of people arming themselves with guns and self-defence devices following a recent spate of violent attacks in the country.

Frauke Petry said in an interview with the Funke Media Group that as it can take police long periods of time to arrive at crime scenes, particularly in remote areas, people should be able to defend themselves with arms.

“Many people are increasingly feeling unsafe,” Petry said. “Every law-abiding citizen should be in a position to defend themselves, their family and their friends.”