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.
Note to readers: FWM knows the name of the Kiel attacker, but we have decided not to give her any publicity.
All rights reserved. You have permission to quote freely from the articles provided that the source (www.freewestmedia.com) is given. Photos may not be used without our consent.
Keep your language polite. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in, for example, Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.
If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violations of any law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.
If your comments are subject to preview by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.
We reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.
Jürg Lauber, the representative of Switzerland at the UN, was instrumental in writing The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, together with the representative from Mexico.
HelsinkiEurope would lose its spiritual and cultural identity without its nations, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told his audience at a European People’s Party (EPP) congress in Helsinki on Thursday.
RomeThe European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said at Monday's Eurogroup meeting with Economy Minister Giovanni Tria, that Italy needs to cut its high debt, EU sources said on Wednesday. The country's Interior Minister already has a plan.
AntwerpThe Dutch chapter of aid an organisation dealing with underage prostitution is working together with the Flemish municipality of Antwerp to tackle the increase in human trafficking and grooming gangs.
ParisSovereignist parties secured a combined 30 percent of support in the latest poll with Marine Le Pen’s National Rally ahead of French President Emmanuel Macron’s party for the European Parliament elections.
The HagueThe pro-war British research collective Bellingcat is planning to expand into the Netherlands and to open a permanent office in The Hague, DutchNews.nl reported on Friday.
BrusselsNicolas Bay, member of the European parliament and co-president of the group “Europe of Nations and Freedom” gave an exclusive comment to FreeWestMedia on the “Global Compact for Migration”.
ParisOne of France’s leading conservative news magazines has highlighted the "denial, abandonment and powerlessness" of the French state faced with hordes of foreigners who do not fit in and do not want to become French.
Yet another horror rape case in the Bavarian capital Munich, has caused outrage in Germany. Once again, the suspects are foreigners, asylum seekers from Afghanistan. Sadly, it is one of many such cases.
FrankfurtThe clear winner in Hesse's state elections this weekend was the AfD. Unlike the Greens and the FDP, the AfD now sits in all 16 state parliaments - five and a half years after its founding in Hesse's Oberursel.