A German far-right politician had dog feces smeared on her at an event in Daun, southwest Germany.
Beatrix von Storch, the AfD's deputy leader, is known for her controversial remarks on immigration.
She is the granddaughter of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's finance minister.
A German far-right politician had feces smeared on her at an event in Daun, southwest Germany.
Beatrix von Storch, the deputy leader of the Alternative for Germany party (AfD), said the attack was "disgusting" and vowed not let it discourage her politics.
"Yesterday in Rhineland-Palatinate there was another disgusting attack on me [and] the AfD," von Storch, 52, said in a video posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
"We fight with arguments, AfD-haters fight with feces," she added. "No matter what vile means they resort to, we will fight unwaveringly and now more decisively for the spiritual and moral renewal of our nation."
"Love will defeat hate. Therefore, we will defeat you who smear us with excrement because you have no arguments," she said."
Police said in a statement that von Storch was attacked on Friday by a 35-year-old man who asked to take a photo with her and then smeared her with dog feces.
The man briefly resisted arrest but was overpowered and is now under investigation.
About 80 to 85 people attended the event, and police estimated that 100 to 120 protesters had gathered outside.
The controversial politician, the granddaughter of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's finance minister and convicted war criminal, Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, has been the AfD's deputy leader since 2015 and a member of the Bundestag parliament since 2017.
She is known for her controversial remarks about immigration. She has previously been investigated over possible incitement to hatred for an anti-Muslim tweet, which led to her Twitter and Facebook accounts being temporarily suspended.
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