Left-wing extremism: Police demand an idea to fight left-wing radicalization | EUROtoday

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The police union (GdP) has known as on the state inside ministers to develop a typical idea to fight the rising violence from left-wing extremist teams. “The greatest danger to our democracy comes from right-wing extremist groups who want to abolish our constitution, but that is no reason to pursue violence from the left with less pressure,” stated GdP federal chairman Jochen Kopelke to the dpa information company.

Kopelke known as on the inside ministers of the federal states to current an idea by their spring convention in June on the newest. The GdP is especially involved in regards to the rising variety of small teams which might be more and more distancing themselves from the political dialogue, he stated. Kopelke warned of a doable escalation of violence if these radicalization tendencies weren’t countered. As an instance of the potential risks, he used the arson assault on the ability provide of the Tesla manufacturing facility and a number of other communities in Brandenburg, which was allegedly carried out by left-wing extremists.

The left should distance itself from violence

The GdP chief known as on the left-wing scene to obviously distance themselves from violent acts and “not to offer serious criminals any cover.” He criticized {that a} lack of distancing inside sure left-wing teams had contributed to members of the Red Army Faction (RAF) with the ability to function undisturbed for an extended time frame.

Kopelke additionally known as on lawmakers to introduce the deliberate regulation to guard crucial infrastructure too shortly. The draft, which units safety requirements for important amenities resembling waterworks, waste disposal firms and energy crops, is at present being coordinated between the federal ministries. According to Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD), the cupboard will quickly cope with this.