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“New dimension of anti-democratic violence”: Attack on SPD politician shocks Berlin

Nancy Faeser (SPD), Federal Minister of the Interior and Homeland

Nancy Faeser (SPD), Federal Minister of the Interior and Homeland, desires to rapidly discover a solution to the assault

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SPD politician Matthias Ecke was crushed to the hospital whereas posting posters in Dresden. The assault outraged Berlin politicians throughout social gathering traces.

Federal politicians have expressed their dismay at an assault on the Saxon MEP Matthias Ecke (SPD) whereas posting posters in Dresden. Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) mentioned on Saturday that she condemned the intense act of violence within the strongest doable phrases. At the identical time, she introduced powerful motion by the constitutional state.

Faeser mentioned: “If a politically motivated attack on MEP Matthias Ecke is confirmed a few weeks before the European elections, then this serious act of violence is also a serious attack on democracy. We are experiencing a new dimension of anti-democratic violence here.” She added that extremists and populists who’re fomenting an rising local weather of violence with fully unrestricted verbal hostilities towards democratic politicians bear a share of the duty for the truth that assaults have gotten an increasing number of frequent. “The constitutional state must and will respond to this with tough action and further protective measures for the democratic forces in our country. I will discuss this very quickly with the interior ministers of the federal states.”

Habeck needs Matthias Ecke a speedy restoration

Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) wrote on Instagram: “The attack on Matthias Ecke, Saxon SPD's leading candidate for the European elections, is frightening. It demands our attention, our outrage. It and all the other attacks on campaign workers, politicians and Politicians aim to intimidate people, scare them and force them to retreat. They are attacks on our democracy, on our republic. They are the disgusting and inexcusable result of a brutalization of language, debate and disinhibition in the so-called social media.” He needs Matthias Ecke a speedy restoration and needs him and everybody else affected by these assaults power and power.

FDP chief and Finance Minister Christian Lindner referred to as the act “shocking”. He instructed the “Tagesspiegel”: “The disinhibition of political debate affects us all.” Everyone might be subsequent. “That’s why we are all called upon to oppose the escalation.”

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach wrote on Saturday on ” The Green social gathering chief Ricarda Lang wrote on the platform that violence within the election marketing campaign was an assault on democracy and due to this fact on all of us. Your full solidarity goes out to everybody.

Strack-Zimmermann is “stunned”

The FDP politician Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann defined on Linnemann wrote on

Ecke was critically injured and handled in hospital. While placing up election posters for the SPD late on Friday night, 4 unknown individuals hit the 41-year-old, the police introduced on Saturday.