After weeks I made my way to PEGIDA again. In general the march yesterday was quite boring – PEGIDA Munich changed their route to a different neighbourhood.
While I was taking pictures of Peter M. posing for my camera, police forces in riot gear started sprinting so I followed them.
As far as I know the following happened:
- “Brigade Giasing” (far right fan association of 1860 München) were wandering around in the parallel streets of PEGIDA München
- Around 40 opposing antifacists discovered them
- rocks and plastic bottles were thrown
- police took convicted terrorist Karl H. Statzberger and companions into custody
During the march six to ten antifacists tried to block the road – due to police forces blocking me from entering the closed area even though I had a valid press ID on me I can’t provide pictures of this event.
This is a back to usual feeling for me, after visiting Frankfurt W-OW and shooting G7, having almost no trouble with police during these events, Munich police forces show once again what their idea of freedom of press is. USK-groupleaders kept telling me: “I can’t hear you!” Systematically police forces kept sending me around the blocked area.