Police reject criticism of the use in the corona demo
Monday, January 4th, 3:09 p.m .:
The -Nuremberg police justified their actions in demonstrations against the Corona measures. Because of the great importance of the right to assemble, a dissolution of the assembly was not justified, although the distance and mask rules were not permanently adhered to, the Central Franconia police headquarters announced on Monday. Among other things, there were 117 violations of the Infection Protection Act, 50 dismissals and five reports of resistance.
According to the police, around 300 and later around 200 demonstrators in the city center protested against the regulations on infection control on Sunday, according to the police. There were also two counter-demonstrations.
On Sunday, recordings of the anti-corona demos made the rounds on social media, where people stood tightly packed and sometimes did not wear a mask. There was then fierce criticism on Twitter and Facebook, including from Bundesliga soccer club 1. FC Nürnberg and the Nürnberg Falcons basketball club.
The -city of Nuremberg had previously banned three demonstrations from the “lateral thinker” scene that had been registered for Thursday, Friday and Sunday. 8000 participants from Germany should travel to the latter.
The -meetings, some of which were spontaneously registered on Sunday, were allowed to take place under certain conditions, as the city explained.
Munich police clear non-corona-compliant services
The -police stopped the service of an evangelical free church in Munich-Obersendling on Sunday afternoon. There, 76 adults and 60 children had gathered in a building in an industrial area, according to the police report on Monday.
The -room was much too small for this number of people in view of the current corona-related measures. According to the report, a hygiene concept also failed.
The -applicable distances were not observed, nor were those present wearing a mouth and nose covering. It was also not aired. After the police had been informed of the meeting by telephone around 12 noon, around 40 officers were on site. All adults were reported according to the Infection Protection Act, as it was called.
The -operation went off peacefully, no one offered resistance.
First self-help groups for post-Covid patients founded
Monday, January 4th, 12:34 pm: Almost a year after the first corona cases in Germany, the first self-help groups of post-Covid patients were founded. Above all, it’s about talking about what you’ve experienced, supporting each other in recovery and collecting professional information, said Karl Baumann, who founded one of the first groups nationwide in Regensburg.
The -group wanted to meet for the second time on Wednesday. Another is to arise immediately: There is great interest, 20 people affected are there – too many for an online meeting. “There is a huge wave coming our way,” Baumann is convinced.
The -treatment costs are not yet foreseeable.
The -52-year-old entrepreneur from Wenzenbach near Regensburg, previously completely healthy, fell ill in March. He was attached to the heart-lung machine, suffered a stroke in a coma and barely survived. “ Back then, hardly anyone believed that I would come back,” he says today. “There’s a lot to work through.” When and whether he will be able to work fully again is open. In Baumann, several organs were affected, in addition to the lungs, the heart, kidneys and liver. “ It’s a systemic disease.” To this day, not all of his values are normal. And it’s also about the psyche. “ You have to work through the trauma. It’s tedious.” His wife suffers from exhaustion, difficulty concentrating and finding words, despite the mild course. When he talks to her, it is sometimes “like a comedy nobility,” he says.
More pastoral care talks in prisons due to the corona crisis
The -prisoners are already increasingly looking for contact with the pastors,” observed Mario Kunz, prison chaplain in the Nuremberg prison and chairman of the conference for Catholic prison chaplaincy in Bavaria. “ Many are even more insecure than usual, some experience strength from faith.” Uncertainties and fears have also increased among the employees.
Felix Walter, prison chaplain in Munich-Stadelheim and chairman of the Evangelical Conference for Prison Chaplaincy in Bavaria, registered a little more conversations than usual. Above all, however, the topics of the talks have changed. “
In all 36 prisons in Bavaria there is usually at least one Catholic and Protestant pastor for the prisoners. While full-time employees can also accompany the prisoners during the lockdown, part-time colleagues may not have been allowed to enter the prisons. There are now major restrictions only for newcomers who have to be in quarantine for 14 days at the beginning of their detention. “ Conversations are sometimes very difficult,” said Walter. “ Especially in the first few days, the worries and thus the need to talk are great.”
The -risk of infection is too high, after all the incidence value is still 298 at the beginning of January. In the end, according to police reports, around 300 demonstrators gathered in the early evening on the main market. Numbers of up to 3,000 people circulated on social media, which a police spokesman classified as significantly too high. People chanted on the central square in front of the Frauenkirche: “ We don’t want a dictatorship.” One waved a blue Trump supporter flag, and a few others held red grave candles. A woman from the vicinity of Ansbach came with her family and said that she wanted to pray for the people, since the corona crisis is increasingly on the “search for meaning”.
As in other cities, the demonstration against the government’s corona measures was a hodgepodge of participants who had also traveled from further away, according to the police, for example from Bonn and other parts of Germany.
The -officials were present with a very large number of police vans parked in the alleys around the main market, they had divided the square with barrier tapes into demonstrators for and against the corona measures. There had already been a counter-demo at noon and, according to the police, around 150 people protested against the “lateral thinkers” under the motto “ Pro infection control measures” in the early evening. Some “lateral thinkers” had been checked because they were not wearing a mask, a snowball had flown and there had been a brief argument with demonstrators, said operations manager Herbert Donner, but overall it remained calm. Noteworthy were the participants in the “lateral thinker demo” who ironically certified the police via megaphone “great police work” or called after them, “runs faster” than they organized the dissolution.
The -demo then moved to another place in the city center – announced by the organizers as a spontaneous meeting. There, the police repeatedly asked the participants with loudspeakers to wear masks and keep their distances. After an hour, she broke up the demo.
The -rush to the mountains is better distributed
Sunday, January 3rd, 4:50 p.m .: Tens of thousands of people looked for a break from the lockdown sadness in the Bavarian mountains on the weekend after New Year. Although the rush was not excessive in many places, there were renewed overcrowding in some places. “
The -rush is enormous,” said the mayor of Schliersee, Franz Schnitzenbaumer (CSU). Hundreds of tobogganists cavorted themselves on small hills and the ski slopes were populated by ski tourers. Three million people lived in the greater Munich area, none of whom were allowed to go on vacation. That can now be felt in Bavaria, said the mayor. Peter Lorenz, managing director of the Alpenbahnen Spitzingsee, said that the parking lots were partially overcrowded: “ It’s just as full as if there were ski operations.”
In addition to the ski slopes, which were populated by tobogganists, ski tourers and walkers, many also used the ice surfaces of frozen lakes such as the Spitzingsee for cross-country skiing or ice skating. An accident occurred at the curve lift in Schliersee. A 37-year-old teacher from Ingolstadt used the ski slope at the valley station as a toboggan run – with an inflatable snow tire. But she couldn’t stop it in time. It captured a 32-year-old woman from Munich who was on the slopes. Due to the force of the collision, the woman fell to the ground and suffered a hip contusion. After being rescued by the mountain rescue service, the woman was taken care of by an emergency doctor and taken to a clinic.
The -person who caused the accident is accused of negligent bodily harm. In the meantime the public prosecutor’s office has been called in. Due to the accident, the Miesbach police station asks not to underestimate the dangers of tobogganing, “especially when there are massive numbers of people!” So-called Snow Tube “snow tires” should, according to the police tip, only be used in deep snow, where they would stop automatically if they ran out.
Overall, however, the comparatively bad weather at the weekend and the snowfall in the low mountain ranges led to a certain relaxation in the Bavarian Alps. Instead of going there, many day trippers decided to take a trip to the Fichtel Mountains or, for example, to the Franconian Forest.
Sunday, January 3rd, 2:23 p.m .: Bavaria’s Minister of Education, Michael Piazolo ( Free Voters) has spoken out against opening Bavaria’s schools after the end of the holidays on January 10th. “ If I look at the current infection numbers, I am not assuming general classroom teaching for everyone,” said Piazolo of the “ Augsburger Allgemeine” ( Monday). Should the deliberations and resolutions of the Conference of Ministers of Education of all federal states on this Monday and the Conference of Prime Ministers on Tuesday not correspond to Bavarian ideas, Piazolo can imagine a Bavarian special way for schools. “ Education is a matter of the state, it may well be that Bavaria will ultimately implement its own school policy ideas.”
Baden-Württemberg’s minister of education, Susanne Eisenmann (CDU), had previously suggested, like the SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach, that at least primary schools should be reopened from January 11th. On the other hand, Piazolo prefers the so-called alternating lessons for elementary schools after the holidays – i.e. lessons in alternating, smaller groups. “ Alternating classes would be an opportunity for the youngest to stay at least partially in personal contact with the teachers,” said the Bavarian minister of education in the newspaper. With regard to all types of schools, Piazolo advocates a differentiated system of alternating and distance teaching, graded according to the age of the pupils and the type of school.