Status: 03/15/2023 10:21 am
So far, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution sees no reason to classify the “last generation” as extremist. The fact that some of the activists acted criminally does not change that, said President Haldenwang.
Even if the so-called “last generation” sometimes acts criminally, as Thomas Haldenwang, President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, puts it, he doesn’t think it’s extremist so far. Haldenwang added to the editorial network Germany: “The protection of the constitution looks closely every day to see how the situation is developing.”
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Spectacular actions and much criticism
The climate group was founded at the end of 2021 and shortly afterwards blocked motorway access for the first time in Berlin. Again and again, the “last generation” makes headlines and outrage nationwide with protests in museums, stadiums or airports: Most recently, after they poured a black liquid over the Basic Law monument in the Bundestag had. Criticism from the governing coalition and the opposition alike rained down on this.
Group so far only test case
Last week, the “Spiegel” reported that the Office for the Protection of the Constitution had been examining the group for a long time. If the office had classified the “last generation” as a suspected case in this examination, it would have been allowed to use secret service means for surveillance. However, if it remains with a test case, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution can only determine on the basis of publicly available information.