In the dispute over a protest camp in Hamburg planned for next week by left-wing and climate-political groups, the Hanseatic city suffered a defeat at the Higher Administrative Court. Sleeping tents at the climate camp remain allowed, as the Hamburg Higher Administrative Court announced after a decision on Thursday. It rejected an appeal by the city against a previous decision by the Administrative Court of Hamburg.
On Wednesday, at the request of the camp organizers, the administrative court confirmed the relocation of the camp from the city park to an area at the Altonaer Volkspark ordered by the assembly authority, but overturned a ban on erecting sleeping and supply tents.
With the complaint against this decision, the assembly authority only wanted to clarify "whether and to what extent sleeping tents in a big city like Hamburg with basically many overnight accommodations should be confirmed," police spokesman Holger Vehren told the German Press Agency.
The "System Change Camp" is scheduled to take place for a week starting next Tuesday. Up to 6000 participants are expected. Behind this is an alliance of a good 30 groups, some of which have been classified as left-wing extremists by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.
Notice from the Higher Administrative Court