"Lawless spaces will not be tolerated in north rhine-westphalia," laschet said in dusseldorf on friday. The zero tolerance principle applies: "those who tried to challenge the state in duisburg were told by the interior minister: "we have a long breath." I underline this in full."
When police officers arrested an 18-year-old man wanted on a warrant in marxloh on tuesday, residents came up to them and threatened the police officers. At the same time, about 200 people gathered on the street in front of the house where the arrest took place.
With the support of numerous forces and the threat of pepper spray, the arrested could be brought to the patrol car. On the way insulted present officials and spat in their direction. An unspecified number of people had "clan connection" according to the police. Two days earlier there had been a similar incident.
According to the medium, a reporter for the "bild" newspaper was pelted with eggs by several people during a live broadcast in duisburg-marxloh; he was also threatened.
The german journalists’ association (DJV) tweeted in reference to the incident on thursday that "freedom of the press means letting journalists do their work, even if you don’t like it. Attacks on reporters are absolutely unacceptable. This must stop!"