German Concert Cancelled Under Pressure from Right
It's not just Islamist flexing their muscle in Europe.
A concert planned for March 8 in the former eastern German border town of Halberstadt was cancelled at the last minute after the right-wing National Democratic Party (NPD) applied pressure to local authorities. The extremist party had claimed the event scheduled for performance in a school and held under the motto "Nazis get out of our town" was in fact an unacceptable form of political campaigning for left-wing parties ahead of state elections on March 26.
The NPD threatened to buy up all the tickets and turn out in large numbers at the concert orchestrated by political [left-wing: ed] songwriter Konstantin Wecker if local authorities refused to call it off. They had begun mobilizing forces in other eastern German cities to protest the concert and what they regarded as a clear state-sponsored preference for leftist parties.
Imagine that - official Europe showing a preference for the left and pissing off the right in the process.