At the Gruber demo in Erding, Markus Söder verbally attacked the audience. He urged individuals to leave, denying them the right to be democrats.
Erding – More than 10,000 people gathered on Saturday (10 June) for a demonstration under the slogan "Stop the heating ideology" in Erding. One of the many speakers was Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder. He clashed verbally with supporters of the AfD and lateral thinker scene, reported the Bild.
Markus Söder spoke at the Gruber demonstration in Erding. © IMAGO/Smith
"No Democrat": Söder goes to the audience for heckling
"The bourgeois center has nothing to do with the AfD, has nothing to do with anti-democrats," Söder said to the people in the audience who tried to interrupt his speech with whistles and loud protests. At the beginning of the speech, co-organizer and cabaret artist Monika Gruber asked for "more respect for the Prime Minister".
A person in the audience shouted "Get out" in the direction of Markus Söder. The Prime Minister replied with: "They shout 'Get out'. All I can tell you is: get out yourself! Anyone who acts in this way is not a democrat for our country. We set ourselves apart from such people, and we do so fundamentally!".
Söder and Aiwanger against heating law: Much applause from the demonstrators
After the verbal clash, Söder continued to talk about climate protection. According to him, this can only be promoted together with the citizens and not against them. In his speech, the politician attacked the Greens several times and spoke several times of a "compulsive veganization and gendering".
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"In Bavaria, we say yes to climate protection, but no to this heating law. The law has to go into the drawer," Söder said, according to Bild. For the statement, he received a lot of applause from the demonstrators. His colleague Hubert Aiwanger (Free Voters) was more direct in his choice of words. "The heating law has to go. The tenants also suffer as a result, because the costs are apportioned."
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