Possible indicator: Is Seehofer for the freedom of the press?

On Friday, Horst Seehofer had a request to make of the journalists. In your reporting, you should back the increasing violence against police officers in the ce

Possible indicator: Is Seehofer for the freedom of the press?

On Friday, Horst Seehofer had a request to make of the journalists. In your reporting, you should back the increasing violence against police officers in the center. "We don't need to have a debate that you do," said the Federal Minister of the interior at the conclusion of the conference of interior Ministers in Erfurt, Germany. Only recently, the Federal criminal police office presented the new Figures on violence against police officers: Nearly 70,000 officials last year, a victim of acts of Resistance and physical attacks.

Helene Bubrowski

Political correspondent in Berlin.

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The images of brutal attacks on police officers in Stuttgart, a receipt for Seehofer's Thesis It was not only about racism in the police, but we must also talk about violence against police officers. Unanimously politicians of all parties condemned the riots. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert described the scenes in Stuttgart on Monday as "an abomination", they were justified by nothing. He thanked the police. The officials should know that millions of people were behind them.

This should be also Seehofer's message, as he spoke on Sunday with the "image"-newspaper. However, the CSU politician, who is responsible for public security in Germany, wanted to make it unambiguously clear that the police officers can count on him. And so he announced to the Assembly a criminal complaint against Hengameh yaghoobi Farah, columnist of the "daily newspaper", which was written in the past weeks, police officers were on the garbage, "among equals". "A disinhibition of words inevitably leads to a disinhibition of the actions and excesses of Violence, just as we have seen now in Stuttgart," said Seehofer this step. It is the argument with which he had made in the past, the AfD for extreme-right offenses responsible. However, the situation is different now, because Seehofer criminal had called for legal consequences for the opinion article of a journalist.

Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 15:19

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