Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Minister of the Interior Christian level (SPD) has sharply criticized the tumultuous protests in front of the district council building in Grevesmühlen.
Freedom of expression and freedom of demonstration are central fundamental rights of a democracy.
“However, the fact that well-known right-wing radicals and right-wing extremists are trying to occupy these events for themselves is unacceptable.
Schwerin/Grevesmühlen - If this goes hand in hand with the disruption of demonstrations and the attempt to forcefully invade the venues of democratically elected municipal decision-making bodies, this is clearly anti-democratic," said level on Friday in Schwerin.
The events would be processed under criminal law.
From a protest meeting against the construction of refugee accommodation, participants tried to force their way into the district council on Thursday evening.
According to the police, around 120 officers shielded the building and prevented this. According to the authorities, individual demonstrators were masked, others threw pyrotechnics and smoke pots.
Attacks and threats against elected officials are unacceptable and will be prosecuted, he said.
"Equally, threats of vigilantism, hatred and hate speech against people who come to us from war zones or because of persecution by dictatorial regimes to find protection are clearly hostile to the free-democratic basic order," the minister made clear.
The protest was sparked by plans to build a container village for up to 400 people in Upahl in the Northwest Mecklenburg district.
The district council discussed this in a special session on Thursday and approved the project.