Protest in Berlin: The organizational structure behind the Hygiene-Demos

a few weeks Ago, it still seemed as if the "Hygiene Demos, detached," against the pandemic policy slowly. 250 people took part in mid-July at an event hosted

Protest in Berlin: The organizational structure behind the Hygiene-Demos

a few weeks Ago, it still seemed as if the "Hygiene Demos, detached," against the pandemic policy slowly. 250 people took part in mid-July at an event hosted by the founder and IT entrepreneur Michael Ballweg. In may, a colorful mix of Impfgegnern, esotericists, anthroposophists, vegans, as well as a few on the left - and right-wing extremists had made in Stuttgart, Thousands of talk.

Rüdiger, they

Political correspondent in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

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As a key organizer Ballweg was able to mobilize well, apparently, many of them at a Demonstration in Berlin at the weekend, about 20,000 are supposed to have taken part in it. Some of the speakers compared to the onslaught between the Brandenburg gate and the victory column, even with the Love Parade. This was made possible only by a temporary "logistical cooperation" with "#honk for hope", a movement to "save the bus industry" in Germany. The is now history. "Because driving would not hold guests to the Berlin Demonstration on the Hygiene rules for the bus and because probably about 2500 people in buses and drove to Berlin, I have distanced myself at an early stage of this cooperation. Another reason was, that had also signed the so-called rich citizens, I want to support,“ says Joachim Jumpertz, who had offered the platform www.matchbus.tours for the coordination of the trips.

Targeted via social networks

mobilizes the basis of the cooperation, a simple division of labor: Ballweg, apparently, was the group's "think cross-0711", as well as the regional breakdowns of the movements to report anywhere in the Republic of demonstrations, time in Stuttgart, Germany, in Ravensburg, Germany, time in Berlin. The logistics partner "#honk for hope" organized the trips for the Demo-tourists from 68 cities in Germany, and in part to the package price of 47 Euro. Regulars got a discount, in organised groups, opponents of the Corona-policy Charter "exclusive coaches". In the advertising for the demonstrations, it was said: "A journey with the coach will help the small and medium-sized (often family-run) the coach company to survive the Corona Lockdown, and receives both the diversity of the market as well as very many jobs." With Buskorsos the movement could show in addition, presence on the streets. Added to this was a targeted mobilization through social networks.

Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 23:19

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