Erfurt (dpa/th) - In view of the growing mood of crisis as a result of Corona, war and energy prices, the head of the Thuringian Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Stephan Kramer, is concerned about internal security in Germany. It is realistic that the demonstrations by the lateral thinker scene in 2020 and 2021 "were a children's birthday party compared to the coming autumn and winter," he told the Handelsblatt (Monday).
It is not helpful to conjure up horror scenarios every 24 hours. "Nevertheless, it is precisely the task of the security authorities, first of all to inform those responsible politically and then finally to the public, about their assessments and not to hide worst-case scenarios, even if they could alarm the population," the constitutional protection officer continued .
It is a risk for security in Germany if, as a result of a gas emergency, industrial production collapses and unemployment rises dramatically as a result. "Foreign as well as domestic forces are currently trying to further fuel the uncertainty and fear in our population and convert it into voices and mood." The AfD is "at the forefront" here.