“It’s not funny when a guest on a TV talk show is in favor of anti-vaccination opponents or critics of the Corona measures being burned with a flamethrower during the demonstrations. These people are exercising their constitutionally guaranteed right to protest in public, ”said a caller to the eXXpress editorial team about the scandal that the left-leaning activist and columnist Sebastian Bohrn-Mena delivered to the oe24 TV station.
As reported, Bohrn-Mena “joked” that there are not only water cannons but also flamethrowers that the police could use against the demonstrators. As every historically informed Austrian knows, this weapon is outlawed in warfare as an incendiary weapon. To “recommend” it to the police as a weapon against peaceful demonstrators, therefore caused severe criticism from many eXXpress readers.
“Is it allowed to say anything on the left? Where’s the public prosecutor’s office if a leftist publicly demands the cremation of peaceful demonstrators? ”Asked numerous readers. And one user said: “This statement fulfills clear criminal offenses, the judiciary must act on its own.”
This statement is also irritating because only recently police officers cracked down on Corona demonstrators in the Netherlands. Officials (including in plain clothes) even hit demonstrators with metal batons, and in one case a police dog was hounded on a demonstration participant. (the eXXpress reported).