The far-right Alternative for Germany party is canceling a planned election-night party in Berlin after staff at the venue received threats from political rivals.

In a statement Wednesday, the party’s top candidate for the upcoming European Parliament elections, Joerg Meuthen, said the landlady of the venue had been subjected to “aggressive telephone terror” in recent days.

Postings on various websites had called for an “anti-fascist demonstration” against the event.

A laptop screen showing the Facebook site of the German Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is pictured in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 17, 2019. Polls put the far-right Alternative for Germany at less than 15 percent of the vote one week before European elections, but with their relentless Facebook messages, tweets and other social media posts, they’re dominating the other parties online. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
A laptop screen showing the Facebook site of the German Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is pictured in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 17, 2019. Polls put the far-right Alternative for Germany at less than 15 percent of the vote one week before European elections, but with their relentless Facebook messages, tweets and other social media posts, they’re dominating the other parties online. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Alternative for Germany claims its party members and offices have been subject to increasing attacks by far-left extremists in recent months.

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