A demonstrator holds a sign saying Querdenker (“lateral thinker”) during a protest against Germany’s coronavirus measures in Düsseldorf in September. The embrace by some AfD members of the Querdenker movement — a loose grouping of libertarians, vaccination opponents and conspiracy theorists — has cost the party support.

20 September 2020, North Rhine-Westphalia, Duesseldorf: Participants in a demonstration against the measures to combat the corona virus walk across the Oberkassel bridge and hold a sign saying “Compact”, “Q” and “Lateral thinker”. Photo: Fabian Strauch/dpa (Photo by Fabian Strauch/picture alliance via Getty Images)