Because of Corona: mass demos worry Health Minister Spahn
Corona in Germany: Jens Spahn worried about demonstrations – Federal Government speaks out
Corona in Germany: SPD vice chief Kevin Kühnert defends large-scale demonstrations against racism
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After George Floyd’s death in the United States
Against the background of the corona pandemic, Jens Spahn expressed concern about the mass protests. SPD expert Karl Lauterbach also spoke up.
Update from June 9, 7:20 a.m .: According to Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU), SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach is now critical of the current demonstrations in the era of the corona pandemic. Given the recent mass demonstrations, Lauterbach has called for stricter rules to prevent a second corona wave.
“Such Demonstrations are a coffin nail for the rules that still exist“, The SPD politician told the Tagesspiegel. Due to the loud chants, tons of aerosols were distributed in a small space. Lauterbach’s recommendation: “It would be better for the fight against the virus to demonstrate only with posters and banners.” Although he emphasized the right to demonstrate, he criticized the process and the organization of the rallies: “Far too many people, too few masks , too little distance – the ideal super spreading event! “
First report from June 8th:
Berlin – Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn has against the background ofcoronaPandemic expressed concern that mass protests by Black Lives Matter * movement in Germany often not that Corona rules were observed. As the picture reports, he said in the CDU presidium meeting on Monday morning (June 8): “The trust that we ensure pragmatic compliance with the rules of the game has given us high acceptance levels. In this respect, the pictures are of the densely packedDemos devastating without a gap. “
The fight against racism needs our common commitment. Every day. But crowds of people in the middle of the pandemic get me. The following also applies to important matters: keep your distance, wear an everyday mask, take care of each other. To protect us and others.
The middle of our country in particular is very disciplined and patient with regard to the corona rules, although it has to bear special burdens. The people there are the first to suffer when others are too carefree. This is the case, for example, when schools close again, says Spahn.
Also Government spokesman Steffen Seibert According to the picture, said critically: “It must also be possible to wear masks at such events and to maintain the minimum distance of 1.50 meters.” It was good, even if in Germany People against racism to demonstrate. “We have to oppose racism everywhere, including here with us,” said Seibert. “The pictures that came out of it were not beautiful,” he said. With many Protesters there was no evidence of compliance with the Corona * protective measures.
SPD vice chief Kevin Kühnert, however, has Large-scale demonstrations againstracism defended. “I find it inappropriate to restrict the right to demonstrate,” Kühnert told RTL and ntv on Monday. “That can’t be the answer to one pandemicKühnert conceded that major rallies with thousands of participants, such as at the weekend, were “certainly not without them at the moment.” But people should be able to say their opinion. Who tooDemonstrations go what must be possible must adhere to the rules.
Further interesting news from the ranks of the CDU: The government parties have now presented their final report in the advisory affair with ex-Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. You relieve the politician in the report – and give a specific reason for it.
tk / dpa
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