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Gas Shortage Riots to Make Lockdown Protests Look Like a ‘Children’s Birthday Party’ – Official


Riots resulting from gas shortages would make anti-lockdown protests look like a “children’s birthday party”, one official has said.


Gas shortages in Germany brought about by a combination of long-term government mismanagement and Russia’s war in Ukraine are likely to prompt mass riots that will make previous anti-lockdown demos look like a “children’s birthday party”, an official has claimed.


The statement comes after a number of similar warnings from ministers in the country, many of whom fear that the political right will suddenly gain significant political and social capital due to people being unable to heat their homes.


A warning from the President of the Thuringian Office for the Protection of the Constitution during an interview with state-owned broadcaster ZDF on Wednesday has crystalised the issue somewhat, with the official responsible for maintaining the security of the contemporary German state in the region warning that mass violence was now looking likely.


“…after the pandemic and the world events of the last few months, we are dealing with a highly emotional, aggressive, pessimistic mood among the population, whose trust in the state, its institutions and political actors is at least in some parts afflicted with massive doubts,” President Stephen Kramer is reported as telling the broadcaster.


“In this respect, we are likely to be confronted with mass protests and riots,” he warned, saying that what Germany had “experienced so far in the corona pandemic in the form of violent clashes on social networks, but also on the streets and squares, was probably more of a children’s birthday party” compared to what was coming.


In particular, Kramer expressed concern that what he called “right-wing extremists” — which his organisation even counts democratically-elected party Alternative für Deutschland as being — will gain social and political sway during the coming hard winter which he thinks will see many members of the middle class thrown into poverty.


“If the crisis scenarios described at the beginning of the energy crisis, supply crisis, economic crisis, worldwide famine with the subsequent migration crisis and the possible expansion of the Ukraine war continue to escalate almost simultaneously, then we will have to deal with a high probability of a situation that threatens the existence of larger parts, especially the stability anchor middle class, in our society,” he said.


“We have to assume that there will be legitimate protests from the population against the situation that threatens our existence in the fall, i.e. gas shortages, energy difficulties, supply problems, possibly recession, unemployment, but also growing poverty right through to the middle class, i.e that legitimate protests against this situation against political decisions are undermined by extremists,” Kramer also claimed.




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