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Protests against IAA: Police are preparing with large numbers – Laschet has no understanding

Thousands of people are protesting against the IAA Mobility in Munich. CDU chancellor candidate Armin Laschet shows no understanding.

Munich – The protests against the IAA * Mobility in Munich are not ending. The demonstrations against the fair are now approaching their numerical peak, tens of thousands of protesters are expected. The police are on site with a large number. On Saturday morning (September 11th, 2021) a police spokesman announced that the maximum number of 4500 colleagues would be deployed. In the morning, dozens of police buses were parked on Theresienwiese, where the rallies are to end. Oktoberfest is usually held in the square.

The first demonstrating cyclists set out on Saturday morning. They travel from Regensburg and Augsburg, among others, as a spokesman for the ADFC bicycle club said. In total, the rally should travel on 16 routes to Theresienwiese and arrive there around 3 p.m. The organizers of the rally expect a five-digit number of participants. You accuse the IAA and the car companies of doing too little for the climate and just wanting to “give themselves a clean coat”. The police expect severe traffic obstructions before, during and after the rally.

Armin Laschet (CDU): “This is the greenest IAA that it has ever opposed”

In addition to the two large demonstrations, the police are also expecting further disruptions around the IAA. It is possible that there will be renewed attempts to overrun police barriers. Batons and pepper spray were used on Friday (September 10th, 2021). A spokesman said that on Saturday too – if the situation required it – would react with coercive measures. “A police cordon does not have the character of a recommendation.” But he hopes that everything will remain peaceful.

According to the environmental protection campaign Robin Wood, there was a first action beyond the demo and bike rally in the morning. Pictures on Twitter showed activists hanging up a banner at Wittelsbacher Platz, where one of the IAA’s urban action areas is.

The Union’s candidate for chancellor, Armin Laschet * (CDU *), has no understanding for the protest actions against the IAA Mobility in Munich. “This is the greenest IAA that has ever existed,” said the CDU leader on Saturday at the party convention of the sister party CSU * in Nuremberg. Never before has so much value been placed on climate neutrality, sustainability and environmental protection. “The fact that people are still demonstrating, blocking roads and fighting this industry shows that some people are not interested in environmental protection, but rather in changing the system,” says Laschet. (dpa / yw) * fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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