Cake attack on AfD politician: Student ignores fine
The cake thrower who targeted AfD politician Beatrix von Storch last year, does not want to pay a fine imposed on her by a German court, because she would rather go to prison.
Published: February 2, 2018, 1:57 pm
The student now faces jail for 14 days. Previously, she had refused to pay the fine fixed by the district court of Kiel at 150 €, reported the Hamburger Abendblatt.
“I do not want to pay any money, I want to serve the sentence in jail,” the student said. She wanted to “draw attention to the fact that punishment and jail do not help to solve social problems. I’ll continue to throw pies when politicians like Beatrix von Storch act so inhumane,” the 22-year-old said.
The young woman had reportedly heard the statements by the AfD politician on asylum policy and wanted protest by throwing a cake at her. Now she has to go the Lübeck prison on February 5.
First, the 22-year-old had lodged an appeal against a penal order by the prosecutor over 20 daily rates of 30 euros each. Subsequently, the district court Kiel sentenced her to a fine of 150 euros, payable in 15 daily rates. According to the court, the cake-throwing was an insult.
The accused denounced the court as a vicarious agent of a “nationalist and fascist public”. “I want to thank you for inviting me to this wonderful play,” she said. “With the difference that you have staged this play,” replied the judge.
Leftist had called on the Internet for activists to sit in on the court case. The accused was pleased about the solidarity expressed after the online call from the group “Rote Hilfe e.V”. The non-participation of Storch at the court, was criticized by the group.
“People with no arguments tear down posters, burn cars and disrupt meetings with pies,” said Von Storch, according to Deutsche Welle.
The 22-year-old, despite numerous requests for evidence, had barely responded to the charges against her, wrote the online portal shz.de. Instead, she had read prescribed texts about the riots of Rostock-Lichtenhagen in 1992.
For Beatrix von Storch it was not the first cake experience: Already in February 2016, a man dressed as a clown attacked the politician during a meeting.
Von Storch meanwhile had her Facebook account suspended for a “hateful” tweet earlier. Facebook told her that her post contravened German law, as it constituted “incitement to hatred”.
Cologne police had also filed charges against Von Storch for “incitement to hatred”, which is punishable under section 130 of the German Criminal Code because of a tweet questioning the police using Arabic in Germany.
Another politician, Martin Sichert, AfD member of the Bundestag for Nürnberg and state Chairman for the AfD, had a Facebook post deleted for violating “community standards”. In the post, which he substantiated with links to factual sources, he drew attention, to the way women are treated in Afghanistan as well as the sexual abuse of small children there.
Germany, hit by a wave of violent crime, is instead spending vast resources on shutting down conservative citizens on social media. The country’s new censorship law came into effect on October 1, 2017.
The Federal Department of Justice has rented additional offices in Bonn to house approximately 50 new lawyers and administrators to implement the new law and ensure that the social media providers delete “offending posts” within 24 hours. “It was also important that we created a new file management system,” explains Thomas W. Ottersbach of the Federal Office of Justice in Bonn.
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