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"The revolt aims to abolish democracy": Interview with Lars Rensmann in Die Welt

27 May 2020

On 24 May, German newspaper Die Welt published an interview with Groningen professor of European Politics and Society Lars Rensmann. In it, he discusses the demonstrations against corona rules in Germany, and the political and ideological groups involved in them. Who are protesting the measures, and why? What role does propaganda from China, Turkey and Russia play?

According to Rensmann, "Although all sorts of people with different interests and political convictions take part in these corona demonstrations, and this for partly very widely ranging motives, a new political cross-front is definitely emerging. Esoteric leftists have no fear of contact with right-wing extremists, populists and other conspiracy ideologues who are increasingly mastering these demonstrations."

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Last modified:27 May 2020 11.32 a.m.

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