Controversial tazcolumn: Merkel praises Seehofer

The Federal government has responded to the view of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in dealing with the controversial "taz"column about the police prope

Controversial tazcolumn: Merkel praises Seehofer

The Federal government has responded to the view of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in dealing with the controversial "taz"column about the police properly. The interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) have been on the one hand behind the police, she said, of the government survey on Wednesday in the Bundestag in Berlin. On the other hand, he had taken the article as an occasion to speak with the press Council and the "taz"-editorial about it. This is exactly the right way. "So it is, as Democrats, to each other," she added in answer to the question of the AfD's Deputy, Gottfried Curio.

The columnist Hengameh yaghoobi Farah was employed in the column under the title "All cops are unable to work" Considerations, where the police could work, if the police would be abolished. You came to the conclusion that there is only "an appropriate Option", "the garbage dump". At the end of the text, formulated a comparison of police officers with waste caused outrage and for a discussion within the editorial Board of the "taz".

Seehofer had threatened yaghoobi Farah first of all, with a criminal complaint, but then omitted. The AfD parliamentarians Curio accused Merkel to have the Minister of the action stopped. Merkel said reports not from internal discussions. The reaction to stand behind the police and at the same time to the necessary conversation, was the "absolutely correct reaction." In the case of the Berlin public Prosecutor's office, numerous complaints were received to the column. The German press Council commenced proceedings because of the text.

Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 13:20

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