Anti-discrimination law: Union Minister want from Berlin, the exception for police officers

In the dispute over the deployment of riot police to Berlin to request the Minister of the interior of the CDU and CSU, the inside of Senator Andreas hostage (S

Anti-discrimination law: Union Minister want from Berlin, the exception for police officers

In the dispute over the deployment of riot police to Berlin to request the Minister of the interior of the CDU and CSU, the inside of Senator Andreas hostage (SPD) a written assurance. "It must be clearly set out in writing: The anti-discrimination law is only valid for the Berlin officials and for officials from other countries," said the interior Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lorenz Caffier (CDU), the German press Agency on the sidelines of the conference of interior Ministers. He threatened that the Union Minister would send to the clarification of this question, no more police officers to Berlin. Caffier is the spokesman of the Union Minister of the interior. At the conference in Erfurt, the Ministers of the Federation and the länder consult until Friday.

The Berlin Senator for the interior, hostage argues that the anti-discrimination law relates to other countries and there are no claims for damages threatened. He fears for "a bit of conservative folk," he said.

The anti-discrimination act (LADG) is intended to protect people from discrimination because of their skin color, or national origin by the authorities. It is intended to facilitate actions such as in cases in which people from police officers to see discriminated against. From other countries had become in the past few days, in part to massive criticism of the law according to. They fear disadvantages for their officials.

North Rhine-Westphalia Minister of the interior, Herbert Reul (CDU), described the Berlin act as a "vote of no confidence, against all police officers". It was a "heavy burden on the trust in the solidarity between the countries", said Reul of the "Rheinische Post". At the to Friday ongoing conference of interior Ministers (IMK) in Erfurt, he expected a "spirited debate" on the controversial law.

Accordingly, want to wait for the Reul of the declarations of his colleagues in Berlin, Andreas hostage (SPD), before he decides on the further support of the NRW police officers during the operations in Berlin.

Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 16:19

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