Below is a third report (previously: Part 1, Part 2) on the apparent police provocation that forced a premature shutdown of last Saturday’s PEGIDA demonstration in Cologne. It was published previously at Vlad Tepes in a slightly different form.
Here’s the video again. It was posted with Part 2, but is also referred to in this new account.
Here we have prepared a video recording which clearly shows that the police let the firecracker thrower, who in part provoked the collision between police and Pegida, escape through the barrier despite my request to hold him in order to check his identity.
The excuse from the police that they did not know is wrong, because shortly before the video started I had alerted them to his presence by shouting it out to them, loudly. When he realized that he had been recognized, he pulled out a green card in check card format, which means it was a police badge. Their assertion that he was from the press is therefore just a protective claim.
All the other videos have shown that the demonstration provided absolutely no reason to cancel it and pursue the citizens with batons, to beat us up with batons, to bomb us from behind with the water cannons while we were retreating and to injure the citizens with tear gas.
The police indulged in an incredible orgy of violence and stopped the event even though all videos prove that from the part of the demonstrators there was not even a hint of violence which would have justified these police actions.
Mr. Jäger, the Interior Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia and a very great Nazi-hunter, had already allowed in advance that an event is shut down, to suit the media.
One thing has become very clear to me: The politicians wanted to make an example of Pegida to prevent more citizens from joining it in the future, and produce the “news” that Pegida events are violent. They also wanted a distraction from their failures on New Year’s Eve in Cologne.
We will ensure that Mr. Jäger will be held to account and will answer question about this.