Markus Söder takes part in the Gruber demonstration against the climate policy of Robert Habeck and the traffic light coalition. The cabaret artist announced a "colorful list of speakers" for the event.
Munich/Erding – Markus Söder comes to the Gruber demonstration in Erding. A spokesman for the State Chancellery in Munich confirmed Söder's participation in the event on Saturday. A possibly five-digit number of participants from all over Germany and Austria is expected.
Markus Söder will speak alongside Monika Gruber at the mega demo in Erding. © Lindenthaler/Sven Simon/Imago Images
Söder and Aiwanger there: Mobilize the liberal-conservative center of society
The most prominent face of the demonstration against the climate policy of the traffic light is the cabaret artist Monika Gruber, who herself lives in Erding. She wants to mobilize the "liberal-conservative center of society," she said recently in an interview with our editors.
She announced a "colourful list of speakers". How colorful, this has been talked about behind the scenes for days. It is known that Deputy Prime Minister Hubert Aiwanger, the head of the Free Voters, appears – but also talks to Bavaria's FDP leader Martin Hagen, a representative of the traffic light coalition, who, however, is struggling with details of the heating plans and demands changes.
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The participation of the CSU leader and prime minister is now new. From Söder's environment, it is said that he was personally invited by Gruber as a speaker. He will gladly accept this invitation. He shares the concerns of all people who feel increasingly abandoned by the traffic lights. The heating law is just another example of the aloofness of Berlin's politics. Söder sees the demo, he tweeted, as "a clear signal from the middle of society in the direction of Berlin".
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AfD is not allowed on the list of speakers – and therefore starts half an hour before
Gruber had explicitly rejected the appropriation of the demo by the AfD. The fact that a representative of the AfD is allowed to speak was rejected by the organizers. As a result, the Erdinger AfD has applied for its own demonstration on the subject on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. The Greens have registered a counter-demonstration. Here, too, supra-regional journeys are expected, the dimension is still unclear.
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"It is very important to me that we bring the demonstration peacefully to the stage," says Gruber. The 51-year-old cabaret artist confirmed Söder's commitment. "I am pleased that the Prime Minister will speak," she told our editors, "because it shows that the politicians in Bavaria – unlike the gentlemen in Berlin – take the concerns and needs of their citizens seriously."
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