>> A show of force in Cologne. Protestors pushed back by an army of police officers, deployed as the right-wing, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party met for policy talks. Police deployed 4,000 officers to manage the angry crowds. Two officers were injured as protestors continued to pour onto the streets.
As tensions rose, demonstrators launched flares at police. But their anger is at the AFD. The party opposes Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to welcome over a million migrants over the past two years. It's co-chief suffered a body blow as she met with delegates. They've dismissed her plan to forge alliances with other parties rather than seeking to be a long-term opposition force.
The party is polling between 8 to 10% support ahead of September's election. That's enough to give it seats in Parliament for the first time ever, but its popularity has been sliding.