Shocking moment in the government district: while the cabinet is meeting in the Federal Chancellery, a car drives to the gate. Insults and political demands are written on the sides of the vehicle.
Berlin (dpa) – A motorist pushed his car to the gate of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday morning. A police spokeswoman for the German news agency said. The background is unclear.
At first nothing is known about the injured. The driver has been taken into custody by the police, the Berlin police announced on Twitter. At the moment it is still clear whether he has driven the car into the gate in front of the building.
On the side of the apparently undamaged dark station wagon is an insult written in white letters: “You goddamn children and old people killers.” On the passenger side, it says “Stop Globalization Policy”.
The incident took place during the current session of the federal cabinet. This usually meets on Wednesday morning in the Chancellery.
It was initially unclear whether the move may have been related to the recent protests against government measures to contain the corona pandemic. Last week, during a vote by the Bundestag on the Infection Protection Act, protest rallies in the immediate vicinity of the Bundestag and in front of the Chancellery were banned.