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Scholz requires dedication to democracy

"In the end, we as citizens must always defend democracy ourselves"says Olaf Scholz. Photo: Jan Woitas/dp

“In the end, we as citizens always have to defend democracy ourselves,” says Olaf Scholz. Photo

© Jan Woitas/dpa

The Chancellor is in Erfurt to speak to believers and different residents. Scholz is addressing an attraction to all of them.

Before his look on the German Catholic Congress, Chancellor Olaf Scholz appealed to the folks of the nation to guard democracy. The legislation to advertise democracy deliberate by the visitors gentle coalition is vital and can be handed, mentioned Scholz at a residents' assembly of the “Thüringer Allgemeine” newspaper in Erfurt. “But in the end, we as citizens always have to defend democracy ourselves.”

Scholz is predicted this morning within the theater of the Thuringian state capital for a public debate entitled “Strengthening the community, shaping society – our responsibility for democracy.”

At the general public assembly he mentioned: “When people threaten democracy, we have to do everything that the judiciary can, what the police can, what the intelligence service can do.” The meeting authorities should cease unlawful actions. Attacks should be prevented, as should intimidation that might prohibit democratic house.

“We cannot accept this,” mentioned Scholz, including that the state known as upon to take motion. “Nevertheless, it will not work without us as citizens. We must also stand up and object, and we must stand up for our democracy.”

Habeck, Özdemir, Paus and Heil additionally anticipated

At the Catholic Day right this moment, Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck (Greens), Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir (Greens), Family Minister Lisa Paus (Greens), Social Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) and former CDU chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer additionally wish to speak to the members at varied occasions. The Christian assembly lasts till Sunday. The prime political subjects are the preservation of democracy and the query of battle and peace.

At the general public dialogue organized by the newspaper, Scholz answered a variety of questions – from the battle in Ukraine to conscription to the timetable for the care reform. He was even requested for his tip for the upcoming European Football Championship in Germany, which was: “We will win.”

According to a dpa reporter, a number of dozen folks demonstrated in opposition to Israel's actions within the Gaza Strip in entrance of the “Thüringer Allgemeine” constructing. However, the demonstrators didn’t meet Scholz – he used a unique entrance.