Prohibition of Corona-Demos?: Compliance with the rules of hygiene as a top priority

After the Berlin demonstration against state Corona requirements demanded of the Parliamentary state Secretary in the Federal Ministry of the interior, Stephan

Prohibition of Corona-Demos?: Compliance with the rules of hygiene as a top priority

After the Berlin demonstration against state Corona requirements demanded of the Parliamentary state Secretary in the Federal Ministry of the interior, Stephan Mayer, in the case of approvals of meetings, where appropriate, a more restrictive approach. Although freedom of Assembly and freedom of expression were "high, all citizens guaranteed immutable fundamental rights," wrote the CSU-politician in a guest post for the "Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung". "But only so far as the rights of third parties or the public safety are not violated significantly".

The Monitoring of compliance with the hygiene rules must continue to have the highest priority, he wrote. "Here, it is your responsibility to weigh the country's authorities, the extent to which measures must be strengthened, and you have to decide due to the negative experiences of the demonstration action from the weekend in the approval of meetings in the future, more restrictive," wrote Mayer. Also, the Vice Chairman of the trade Union of the police, Jörg Radek, called to consider the approval of such demonstrations in more detail. "The authorities need to be sensitive with regard to the approval of such demonstrations," said Radek, the "Augsburger Allgemeine". The policy must make provisions.

"Disturbing and unacceptable"

Against the government restrictions to contain the Corona of a pandemic, thousands were on Saturday in Berlin on the street. In a demonstration of up to 17,000 people were involved according to police estimates. About 20,000, it was then at a rally. Because many of the protesters were neither spacing rules still wore masks, broke the police to the rally. The protests in Berlin had triggered a debate on how to tackle infringements, and the right to demonstrate.

Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 03:19

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