Alexander Gauland, a leader in Germany’s right-wing AfD political party, leaves a news conference after discussing reports that the Office for the Protection of the Constitution has deemed his entire party under suspicion of being a threat to the constitution.

BERLIN, GERMANY – MARCH 03: Alexander Gauland, co-Bundestag faction leader of the right-wing AfD political party, leaves after a press conference, following news that Germany’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz) has deemed the entire party under suspicion on March 3, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. The categorization allows the agency to conduct surveillance of the AfD and use informants. So far the agency had only placed regional branches of the party in this category. (Photo by Omer Messinger/Getty Images)