Woman doused Claudia Roth with unknown liquid

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Woman pours unknown liquid over Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth

Claudia Roth (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Minister of State for Culture and Media

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During a medieval spectacle, an unknown woman pours a liquid on Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth. Roth was not injured. The police are investigating for insult.

A woman poured an unknown liquid over the head of Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth at the medieval historical spectacle “Landshut Wedding 1475”. The Green politician was not injured, the police are now investigating, according to information from Monday, because of insults. The perpetrator disappeared unrecognized in the crowd after the attack on Sunday afternoon. The background to the incident was initially unknown. Investigators are currently evaluating testimonies.

Claudia Roth showered with liquid: Was it water?

With what liquid the woman Roth poured over the grandstand in the old town of Landshut was initially unclear. A police spokesman said it might have been water. Roth left the event relatively quickly after the incident. The 68-year-old was one of the guests of honor at the festival, which was followed by tens of thousands of visitors, along with Ilse Aigner (CSU), President of the Bavarian State Parliament (CSU) and Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm.

The medieval historical spectacle recreates the marriage of the Polish Princess Hedwig with Duke Georg the Rich of Bavaria-Landshut. The “Landshut Wedding 1475” was included in the nationwide list of intangible UNESCO cultural heritage in 2018.


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