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The Antifa Granny

Meet Irmela Mensah-Schramm - 70 years old and part of Germany’s long history of anti-fascism.

| podcast, Europe, audio, Germany


For more than 30 years, Irmela has defaced some 100,000 public manifestations of far-right sentiments - graffiti, posters and stickers. Her one-person anti-fascist battle has left her with an injury, death threats and a long legal battle.

We follow Irmela to an anti-fascist rally in Berlin, and also hear from the far-right activists whom she's fighting.

On The Debrief: Al Jazeera's Patrick Strickland, who reported Irmela’s story, with host Laurentiu Colintineanu. Follow them on Twitter: @P_Strickland_ / @colintineanu

Read more:

Germany: 70-year-old anti-fascist defaces neo-Nazi art

The rise of Germany's anti-refugee right

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