Two preliminary investigations are currently pending there, the authority announced on Monday in Munich. It is about an action in May 2022. A driver held a “permission-free baton” on the head of one of the activists and asked him to leave the street. Another pulled one of the activists off the street.
In both cases, coercion is a criminal offence, and in the last case bodily harm.
According to the public prosecutor’s office, the investigations have not yet been completed – also because the legal situation is complicated. The drivers could possibly invoke self-defense.
The Chief Public Prosecutor, Hans Kornprobst, called on drivers to rely on the police in such cases and not to take action themselves.
The public prosecutor’s office in Munich I received 250 complaints against climate activists last year, most of them against so-called climate stickers. Investigations were initiated against 84 activists.
These proceedings are now increasingly ending up in court: On Tuesday, for example, a trial was to start at the Munich district court against activists who had climbed onto the Munich Re premises in April and called for the move away from fossil fuels. A trial against activists who had stuck themselves to Munich’s Stachus on the street twice in one day was announced for the coming week.
Since the firecracker riots sparked the dispute over youth violence and migration, one person has been under particular observation: Martin Hikel, the mayor of the disreputable Neukölln. FOCUS accompanied the young local politician for a day.
The Greens get more and more in need of explanation. The reasons: the climate protests in Lützerath and the new RWE deal. On Wednesday evening, the new Federal Defense Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) first ordered an examination of the stocks of Leopard tanks for a possible delivery to Ukraine on Friday. A report now reveals that his predecessor Christine Lambrecht is said to have banned this within the ministry shortly before.