A new report has discovered that the huge majority of left-wing protesters who have been arrested during political activity in Berlin are young men who live with their parents.
The numbers from the report were published in daily newspaper Bild and revealed that 873 suspects were investigated by authorities between 2003 and 2013.
Of these 84 per cent were men, and 72 per cent were aged between 18 and 29. A third of them were unemployed, and 92 per cent still live with their parents.
In 15 per cent of these cases, the victims were right wing activists.
The figures published in the Berlin newspaper said of the offences committed against a person, in four out of five cases the victims were police officers. In 15 per cent of these cases, the victims were right wing activists.
The new figures were released by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). Between 2009 and 2013, the Bild report claims, left-wing assassins attempted to commit 11 murders.
Let’s all be honest. Is this surprising to anyone?
In fairness “activists” of all kinds have often been students etc who have the time to spill into the streets.
I’m sure most of these protesters either have someone taking care of them, or they don’t work a job well enough where they can’t afford to lose it. I know the most popular argument is “well maybe they just took a day off from work”. While that is always a possible scenario, it is equally unlikely given that most people who do take time off need to give more than a 24 hr notice period.
Let it be noted, political activism and protest are both woven into the fabric of freedom and liberty, no matter where it is.
Here in the United States, it is tradition. But often times the line is crossed. These stats in particular relate to arrests, or the worse of the worst.
Activism is not anarchy and crime. Protest is not throwing bottles and rocks, setting fires or throwing pies in someone’s face. Protest is not shouting down free speech, or speaking cruel ad-hominem.
The left has in recent years fallen into bad behavior, and called it protest.
We give honor to the greats in our history who did REAL protest!
At 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 1917, a group of between 8,000 and 10,000 African American men, women and children began marching through the streets of midtown Manhattan in what became one of the first civil rights protests in American history—nearly 50 years before the March on Washington. Accompanied only by the sound of drums as they moved down Fifth Avenue, the protesters marched in silence, mourning those killed in a wave of anti-African American violence that had swept across the nation.
In the year preceding the march, two notorious lynching attacks had made headlines; one in Waco, Texas, which saw 10,000 people gather to watch a black man hung, and another in Tennessee that drew a crowd of 5,000. Even more shocking were the race riots that broke out in East St. Louis, Illinois, in the spring and summer of 1917.
That was real protest! That was real racism. A far cry from what we see today.