Specifically, it was about a scene in Waldnaab, Germany, where the mayor there was allegedly even threatened with killing after criticizing opponents of corona measures in 2020. There is no evidence of the serious allegations, certainly not videos. So you had to reach into your bag of tricks for the ZDF series “Terra Xpress Civil Courage” and hire amateur actors to recreate the allegedly dangerous scenes of 2020, reports “Philosophia Perennis”, citing the scientist Stefan Homburg. In fact, there are also screenshots from the search for performers. It says verbatim:
“You are a group of protesting people who responded to a call from the mayor not to participate in corona denier demos and have accumulated Monday demos in front of the city hall for over 5 weeks. […] Protest shouts and gestures etc. are part of the scene. […]“
The acting performance was also paid for. The “Corona deniers” received 80 euro vouchers as compensation.
The producers of the format responded to the allegations. In a statement, it was emphasized that scenes had to be recreated “from time to time”, but that this was always “marked” and in this case would have been done afterwards. In the specific case, witness statements and a police report were responsible for the “script”. The fact that participants in official demonstrations were paid was firmly rejected.