BERLIN

Far-right Danish politician Rasmus Paludan was prevented from entering Germany earlier this week, authorities confirmed Thursday.

The controversial anti-Muslim politician announced plans to hold a provocative demonstration Wednesday in Berlin’s multicultural Neukolln district.

The Interior Ministry said Paludan was asked to leave the country after arriving Tuesday at Tegel Airport.

After his second attempt Wednesday to enter, he was briefly arrested by police and deportation proceedings began, according to the statement.

The Tagesspiegel newspaper reported that Paludan was banned from entry to the country until Oct. 31.

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