German Of The Day: Sachbeschädigung

That means property damage.

German health minister’s office vandalized – People angry over COVID curbs have been held responsible for damaging the offices of two German lawmakers on New Year’s Eve — including the constituency office of Health Minister Karl Lauterbach.

Violence has no place in the democratic debate.”

What debate? I must have missed that part.

Germans Invading Poland Again

They had not choice. Firework sales have been prohibited in Germany.

Thanks a million, COVID.

Germans flock to Poland to buy fireworks in defiance of ban – Firework sales prohibited in Germany for second year in a row owing to Covid, resulting in growing stockpile.

Have a Happy New Year!

German Of The Day: Strafanzeigen

That means criminal charges. You know, like the charges made against those demonstrating against the government’s anti-Covid measures in Munich last night?

There were some 5,000 there alone. Word is, the German police have just about had it and don’t have the personnel to handle all the demonstrations in the German cities that are now taking place.

New Year’s Eve might get a little crazy this year.

Polizei stoppt 5000 Demonstranten in München – Zwei Dutzend Strafanzeigen.

German Of The Day: Ausschreitungen

That means riots. You know, like the “riot” taking place in the photo of this anti-Covid measure demonstration down there?

Germany Erupts in Protests Over COVID Mandates, Police Officers Injured in Riots – The protests come as the German government implemented new restrictions this month to deal with the Omicron variant, which is believed to be more transmissible than other variants.

Earlier in December, Germany announced limits on private gatherings that were to begin Tuesday. The restriction is intended to limit the number of people holding large gatherings on New Year’s Eve. A maximum of 10 vaccinated people are allowed to attend a private gathering. If someone who is unvaccinated attends, only one other household can go to the gathering.

German lawmakers have approved a law mandating that medical staff be vaccinated, according to the broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

“Now is not the time for parties in large groups.”

German Of The Day: Bundesweit

That means nationwide.

You know, like “Thousands of opponents against the Corona measures took to the streets again nationwide Monday night?” And that came from one of Germany’s state TV channels too. Reminds me a bit of 1989. Sort of.

Thousands protest against Corona measures – Once again, numerous people have taken part in protests against the Corona regulations and against compulsory vaccination. The situation escalated in several cities: demonstrators attacked emergency forces.

Book Him

And throw him in the ho-ho-hole.

Man dressed as Santa Claus arrested at COVID protest – Police arrested a man dressed as Santa Claus at the Stralsund Christmas market, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, on Monday. He was apparently taking part in an unregistered demonstration against coronavirus restrictions in Germany.

In a video of the arrest – which has since gone viral on social media – the man can be seen wearing the classic trappings of the world’s favourite yuletide visitor, along with a more unusual accessory: a sign that reads “2G – without me”. Together with approximately 65 other people, he was protesting against restrictions and the possibility of vaccines against coronavirus becoming compulsory for the wider public.

The Next Far-Right Conspiracy

Yawn. Been there, done that. They do the same thing with “Climate Change deniers.”

If you are a German who dares to openly question or even criticize your government’s draconian COVID restrictions, you are “teaming up with the far-right” at best and a neo-Nazi even better.

COVID protests escalate in Germany – In Germany, protesters against COVID restrictions are teaming up with the far-right. The new government now plans to crack down on the messenger service they use: Telegram.

“Those who take to the streets, to a large extent, are a mixture of the far-right extremist scene, the far-right Reichsbürger scene, conspiracy theorists, hooligans, and an alternative esoteric scene.”

The Traffic Was Murder On The Way To The Home Office This Morning

And I had an accident in the bathroom. So, I think I’ll sue ya.

Walking from your bed to your desk could count as a commute, according to a German court ruling – The walk from your bed to your desk could now count as a commute, according to a recent ruling from a German court.

The court ruled that a man should be covered by his company’s insurance after he suffered a fall on the way to his home office.

Paraguay Is So Backward

They’re not even planning to introduce compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations there. Not like in progressive Germany.

German families seek shelter in Paraguay from vaccines and lockdowns – German citizens who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or put up to harsh mobility restrictions have fled their country and sought shelter in a community within Paraguay, it was reported.

About 1,000 of those so-called “deniers” have settled in Hohenau, in the Itapúa department, since last year, according to a Deutsche Welle report. The town was founded by German immigrants and is viewed as a place where they can own a piece of land and be safe to raise their children.

“I decided to come because the coronavirus is narrowing everything, complicating everything. More and more people have to flee Germany, Austria and Switzerland because they lose their jobs. Soon they will not even be able to go out to do the shopping and they are already announcing the mandatory vaccine.”

Are We Pushing Too Hard Yet?

Nah. Now we’ll turn it up a notch higher and make vaccinations compulsory. What could possibly go wrong?

Man Killed Family, Then Self, Over Faked Vaccine Pass -German Prosecutor – A man who killed his wife and three young children before taking his own life had faked a vaccination certificate and feared his children would be taken away from him when the forgery was discovered, a German prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Police found two adults, both 40, and three children aged four, eight and 10 dead from gunshot wounds in a family home in Koenigs Wusterhausen south of Berlin on Saturday.

In a farewell note found by police, the man said he forged a vaccination certificate for his wife. Her employer had found out, prompting the couple to fear they would be arrested and lose their children, prosecutor Gernot Bantleon told Reuters.