It is 2:20 p.m. when lateral thinker lawyer Ralf Ludwig climbs onto the stage in front of the Reichstag building. "So, normally I keep my speeches free, now I have a piece of paper in my hand." What he is holding in his hand is a letter from the man who founded lateral thinking and is now in custody: Michael Ballweg. The reason: suspicion of fraud and money laundering of more than one million euros from lateral thinker donations. Ballweg sees himself as a political prisoner, compares himself to the 1968 leader Rudi Dutschke. "The similarities are amazing," writes Ballweg. Dutschke was never in prison - but the crowd applauds and jeers.
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