MOSCOW (Sputnik) — She published photos of a burned-out car on her Facebook page, saying the past few months had seen a rise in attacks on her party’s members that was not far away from "terror."
"My car came under an arson attack yesterday. What have we come to…," Petry said in a Twitter posting.
The AfD has been making gains at local elections across Germany, beating Merkel’s party CDU into third place in her home state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
The vocally anti-immigrant party is projected to win 13-14 percent of votes at the upcoming state parliamentary election in Berlin, coming close behind CDU, which is expected to secure 17-18 percent of votes.