Date: 10 months ago   Category: Society

When the German police can use force against protesters


The law in Germany is strict, when it comes to use of force from police officers. But if demonstration has got out of hand what the German police officers have the right to? Analysis of Dw.Voobshche police in Germany enjoys absolute confidence of residents of the country. On different polls, from 83 to 86 percent of respondents feel trust to work of police officers, in the last several years it also grew. When people stage demonstrations, presence of police frightens of nobody because her main function during such actions - for someone it can unexpectedly sound - just to help the audience to express freely the opinion. It is written so down in the law, and in practice it is most often carried out. Everything is good

, means? But as the pictures from Hamburg during the summit of "Group of Twenty" in July, 2017 which have bypassed the whole world - on those shots the German police officers behave rigidly, break hands, use bludgeons, gas sprays and water-cannons - and it isn't always clear as far as use of force from their party is proportional to current situation. In what cases does the police officer in Germany have the right to use force and how exactly? Difficult answers to simple questions - at DW. So far demonstration peace, the purpose of police - to help For a start the basic principle: the right to freedom of assembly is considered in the German society one of the biggest achievements of democracy. The state charges to protect this right polices.

the Special status of demonstrations emphasizes the fact that the interests of their participants are put at the time of the meeting above the interests of ordinary passersby and inhabitants of neighboring houses, the lawyer Mathes Breuer from lawyer office W has noticed in DW interview? chtler und Kollegen, specializing in protection of the rights of protesters. The rights of police at this moment are explicitly stated: she can forbid carrying out demonstration only for extremely limited set of the reasons, she can carry out inspections of the personality only on concrete suspicions and so on. At what moment the police has the right to interfere Problems begin when the main condition of meetings - their peaceful and unarmed character is violated. But here couple of thrown bottles from crowd are still peaceful demonstration or already not? Opinions are often shared. Protesters can consider, for example, that a meeting still peace because peace participants - absolute majority. And the police comes to other opinion.

A how to be if the audience begins to protest sitting? "For example, if the purpose of short-term sedentary demonstration - to inform of the opinion more intelligibly, then in some cases it is considered admissible and if sitting prevent opponents to demonstrate them, then it is not a peaceful action", - Wolfgang Baldes, the press secretary of police of Cologne explains the point of view of police.

But protesters are often sure that they have the right for that sitting to express the opinion or to disturb thus some event. The constitutional court of Germany some time ago, by the way, has risen on their party. But at the time of Mitya

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