Head of German job centre caught rioting with extremists
The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is already well-stocked with leftists. But the chief of an urban job center has taken his ideology to the next level.
Published: June 18, 2018, 9:35 am
Thomas Lenz was arrested during extreme left riots and had to be held to the ground by several police officers.
On Saturday, the small party “Die Rechte” organised a demonstration under the slogan “Stop mass immigration – against alienation and social cuts”. Some 100 participants moved through East Wuppertal, but was opposed by at least 400 leftist counter-demonstrators ignoring police directives.
The leftist rioters attempted to block the demonstration with a sitting blockade, but the police issued warnings that they were breaking the law. The rioters were subsequently detained and charged with resistance to law enforcement officers.
The fact that leftists often make common cause with violent left-wing extremists does not seem to bother the politicians of the SPD and Greens however.
Lenz was arrested on Saturday afternoon, taking part in left block riots against “Nazis”, but resisted the police intervention with fierce opposition and ultimately had to be overwhelmed by several law enforcement officers.
The arrest was also captured on video, which promptly saw the Wuppertal SPD member of parliament and police officer Andreas Bialas on the issue. However, Bialas did not criticize the scandalous and undignified behavior of a government employee in the midst of radical left-wing rioters, but instead condemned the actions of his former police colleagues on Facebook.
Bialas denounced the action by the Wuppertal police, saying that they “appeared too robust”, because that they had allegedly used “unneccessary” violence. “Here is the boss of the Jobcenter Wuppertal arrested on the verge of a demo against Nazis. Is that the new robustness?” Bialas said.
But his police colleagues were less impressed by the brazen cronyism among leftists.
“You should be ashamed, especially as a former police officer, to spread this video with this commentary. Typical of left-wing hunters,” said Jens Hof.
“Was this a protest against Nazis? Or a protest against Germans demanding security and against criminal migrants raping women and killing children or stabbing passers-by?” Ronny Pulisic wanted to know.
“My compliments to the police, who have to deal with this bunch every day,” Martin Chromp remarked.
“No wonder that the SPD has imploded. This official was certainly not arrested for no reason. How is someone like that still head of a job center? That shows why we have such big problems. Apparently, this individual busies himself with running riots, instead of finding people work. Until some clarification is provided, he should be suspended, and removed from service leading up to a conviction. Everything else would just be SPD drivel,” Sarah-Michelle Hering said.
Another contributor, Anton Schweizer noted: “The head of Jobcenter Wuppertal is probably worried about his job. If the whole lot of recent good-for-nothings (Merkel’s guests) are thrown out, then no one needs a job center.”
The patriotic opposition in the Wuppertal city council, also immediately announced disciplinary action to be taken against the rioting head of the department.
The annual report of the Baden-Württemberg State Office for the Protection of the Constitution – the German security service – has warned that the recent campaign “against racism” supported by many leftists also in government, are in fact listed as a “nationwide left-wing extremist campaign”.
The agency confirmed that “the campaign is being supported by left-wing extremists and left-wing extremist and left-wing extremist organisations” when questioned by weekly news outlet Junge Freiheit.
Although the initiative itself is not being monitored by the security service, several support groups are. “The alliance ‘Getting up against racism’ is a cross-spectrum alliance, which consists of a large number of democratic organisations and individuals and left-wing extremist structures,” said a spokeswoman for The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.
These include the “nationwide left-extreme networking effort Interventionist Left (IL)” which last year played a significant role in the serious riots in which numerous police officers were injured and cars burnt during the G20 summit.
According to secret service, the IL “acts as a link both within the left-wing extremist spectrum and between extremists and non-extremists”. It is able to reach not only the violence-oriented but also the non-violent, which gives it a “hinge function”.
Such a bridge is also being formed by the anti-AfD coalition AgR, in which top politicians from the SPD, the Left Party and the Greens, including federal ministers such as Katarina Barley side with militant left-wing extremists such as the IL.
In Schleswig-Holstein the secret service warned that in “rising against racism” left-wing extremists had coordinated their action against the AfD with the bourgeois spectrum.
“The scene thus took the opportunity to use a topical subject to network beyond its own environment and expand its goals. This pattern of action corresponds to the typical approach of postautonomists. They are constantly trying to infiltrate organizations and associations with the goal of attracting people to their anti-constitutional goals,” the secret service explained.
CSU MP Alexander Hoffmann has called on Justice Minister Barley (SPD) to withdraw from the list of supporters of “rising against racism”.
According to Hoffmann, Katarina Barley should quit. “It can not be that Mrs Barley, as Acting Federal Minister, signs a call that is also supported by left-wing extremist groups, which are being monitored by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. A federal minister should pay close attention to who she is in cahoots with.”
Barley’s name however is still on the campaign page on the Internet – despite the latest reports by the secret service. AfD MP Harald Weyel therefore wanted to know from the Federal Government, how they feel about a minister chumming up with left-wing extremists to support the “anti-racism” campaign.
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