A report by Querdenken 711.
Prohibition of gathering on August 29, 2020 on the topic “Berlin invites Europe – Festival for Freedom and Peace” and permanent vigil on the topic “Berlin invites Europe – Festival for Peace and Freedom – Camp” from August 30 to September 14, 2020
Stuttgart/26.08.2020 Michael Ballweg, founder of the initiative QUERDENKEN-711 is shocked about the prohibition of peaceful assembly,. “My fear in April 2020 that in the context of the pandemic basic rights would be restricted not only temporarily has been confirmed.” Legal action before the Federal Constitutional Court. The assemblies will take place.
QUERDENKEN711 had several very good cooperation meetings with the police, in which we especially harmonized the problem of the hygiene concepts well and cooperatively.
In particular, we made it clear that we will provide de-escalation teams with psychologically trained people who will also be supported by a large team of lawyers to ensure that the hygiene rules are respected.
It is quite obvious that Berlin’s Senator of the Interior Andreas Geisel is not concerned with fears of infection control, which his own police authority does not share, but exclusively with the attitude of the participants:
“I am not prepared to accept a second time that Berlin is misused as a stage for Corona deniers, Reich citizens and right-wing extremists”.
Quote from the prohibition order – ban on assembly according to § 15 Abs. 1 VersG:
“With your assembly you are protesting against the measures taken by the government or individual state governments to contain the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which you consider excessive. You consider your freedom rights disproportionately restricted by this, which is accompanied by a misjudgment of the actual health risks posed by the SARS-CoV-2 virus”.
Are – unlike in Belarus – only demonstrations conforming to the government permitted? Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following press release today:
„With the daily rise in crackdowns on peaceful demonstrators, the leadership in Minsk is increasingly isolating itself from the international community. These courageous citizens have taken to their country’s streets to protest against election fraud and to defend their right anchored in law to freedom and democratic participation.
They are demanding no more but also no less than an open dialogue with their own government.“
We are taking legal action against the decision of the Senator of the Interior and assume that the Federal Constitutional Court will reject this hostile attack on the Basic Law.
This, like the other assemblies of QUERDENKEN in Berlin, will take place.
I would like to expressly apologize for the statement of the Social Democratic Senator of the Interior that the following groups are right-wing radicals or conspiracy theorists
- QUERDENKEN 711 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mft5vV7_kW0)
- 100 QUERDENKEN-Initiativen bundesweit
- QUERDENKEN austria
- QUERDENKEN switzerland
- Demokratischer Widerstand
- Rote Fahne
- Christen (https://youtu.be/36NnB9T9rrQ)
- Muslime (https://youtu.be/EQ8fnhC72zg)
The Interior Senator has an incomplete picture and ignores the assessment of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution:
“According to the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, only “individual members” of the extreme right-wing spectrum took part in the Corona demonstration last Saturday in Berlin. Before the event, various individuals and organizations from this spectrum had mobilized. But: “A formative influence on the demonstration or the overall rally did not come from them,” the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution told the F.A.S..
“In this respect, the rally did not result in any noteworthy connection to democratic rally participants for the traditional right-wing extremist scene,” say the constitutional protectors.
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