Protection of the Constitution: Right-wing extremists want to orchestrate corona demos
The President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution Thomas Haldenwang complains in an interview with the star the “radicalization” of the anti-corona protests. With some participants he sees “red lines crossed”.
“We can no longer see that the supposedly bourgeois demonstrators are clearly delimiting or turning away from the right-wing extremists,” said Thomas Haldenwang to the star.
The clear majority of the participants are still on the ground of the democratic legal system, but, according to the head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution: “In the east we are seeing that right-wing extremist groups like the ‘Free Saxons’ are trying to orchestrate the demonstration.”
Concern for the protection of the constitution: drifting into extremism
So far there has been no recognizable ideological bracket within the protest scene, and many demonstrators have generally articulated “resistance” to “the system”. “If it says that we want a different state, then the red lines have been crossed,” said Haldenwang.
The largest group of people in the Corona protest movement are “the disaffected with the state”, according to the President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, they are “people who turn away from the state in disappointment, who feel they are forgotten, threatened and their rights are limited can act as a catalyst for drifting into extremism. “
An example of this radicalization is the chat group “Dresden Offline Networking”, which fantasized about the murder of the Saxon Prime Minister Kretschmar in December. Like Haldenwang to that star has now confirmed that the protection of the Constitution has contributed “to the identification of members of the chat group”.
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