Germany: Left-wing extremists set fire to Leipzig tax office

Posted on December 12, 2019 7:41 am

A left-wing extremist group has taken responsibility for an arson attack on the Leipzig tax office that took place over the weekend.

Windows were smashed and a room at the State Office for Taxes and Finances in Leipzig was reduced to ashes. The day after the attack, a letter appeared on the extreme left portal ‘’ which states that the attack was done to show far-left extremists “can act anywhere in Leipzig”, TAG24 reports.

The anonymous authors of the letter also reference anarchist squatters in Greece and the far-left dominated district of Connewitz in Leipzig. The letter also threatened that further acts of so-called “resistance” would take place.

Left-wing extremists have been increasingly active in Leipzig in the past few months.

In November, German Antifa extremists invaded the apartment of a real estate employee and brutally beat her as a part of the group’s so-called war against the development of luxury apartments in Leipzig.

The month before, individuals from the city’s same left-wing extremist scene set two cranes ablaze at a construction site run by the same real-estate development company, causing around ten million euros in damage. The group also burned several excavators at several construction sites in the city during the same month.

In response to the torrent of violent, left-wing extremist attacks against people and property in Leipzig, city officials put up a € 100,000 reward to identify individuals involved in the attacks.

A Special Commission on left-wing extremism (Soko LinX) has since been established in the eastern German state of Saxony.

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