German leaders hit out at anti-lockdown protesters’ attempt to storm Reichstag

German leaders hit out at anti-lockdown protesters’ attempt to storm Reichstag

German leaders have condemned the ’unacceptable’ attempt by protesters to storm the Reichstag building during a mass rally against coronavirus restrictions. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier slammed the incident as an ’intolerable attack on the heart of our democracy’. The security lapse happened after protesters broke through police cordons and tried to take the national parliament by storm.

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From the steps of the building, some waved the flag of the German Reich of 1871-1918 — a favorite of the far-right in a country where the Nazi flag is banned — and other extremist banners. The Reichstag building was burned a month after the Nazis came to power in 1933, many believe by the Nazis themselves, and the arson attack was used as an excuse to impose a crackdown on civil liberties. Honestly, the right wing has zero regard for civil liberties, constitutionalism, and rule of law. Many populist leaders across the globe rely on charging up people's emotions primarily because they lack substance and have nothing else to offer. The rise of the far right in Germany suggests that moronic tendencies never really go away.

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