Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Demo against former AfD man and law professor Weber

Greifswald (dpa/mv) - Once again, people demonstrated against the lecture by former AfD member of parliament and law professor Ralph Weber in Greifswald.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Demo against former AfD man and law professor Weber

Greifswald (dpa/mv) - Once again, people demonstrated against the lecture by former AfD member of parliament and law professor Ralph Weber in Greifswald. At Weber's first lecture for freshmen, they wanted to draw attention to who was in the lecture hall, said Katharina Horn, chair of the meeting. On Tuesday, demonstrators used posters to draw attention to what they saw as Weber's extreme right-wing attitude.

The police spoke of around 150 participants - Horn, who is also co-chairman of the Greens, of a little more. They also wanted to draw the attention of freshmen to the fact that there were alternative courses to Weber's lecture. This was organized by the University of Greifswald after demands from Weber's critics.

According to Horn, it is particularly important in the training of lawyers that the teachers stand firmly on the Basic Law. He is part of a right-wing network and offers a platform to the right. Weber had always denied allegations that he would attack the free democratic basic order or discriminate against others in his function as a university teacher.

The legal scholar was considered a right-wing extremist in the AfD and about a year ago he forestalled an exclusion process by leaving. Weber's statements at a demo against corona measures also caused a stir.

According to a media report, he called Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) a "higher state dictator". In an open letter, professors at the University of Greifswald then accused him of acting against the free and democratic order.

His return from state politics to the university about a year ago had repeatedly caused protests. There was also a demonstration at the beginning of the past summer semester in April.

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