Berlin (dts news agency) – Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) has sharply criticized yesterday’s attempted storming of the Bundestag when protesters with flags of the German Reich penetrated the stairs of the building. “I find it despicable what happened there,” said Schäuble in the ARD Tagesthemen. Everyone must be “aware of the symbolic effect of the Reichstag”.
Overall, however, the Berlin police had “dealt with the matter well”. He thanked the police for it. When asked whether one should not be better prepared for something like what happened in the Bundestag, the Bundestag President replied: “How do you want to be prepared for it?” The basic rights, the right to demonstrate, must be protected and if it is abused, “then the borders must be adhered to”.
Incidentally, “everyone who is present at a demonstration should ask himself who he is running with”.