No criminal case against Kretschmer due to a lack of mask – 150-Euro fine, threatens

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No criminal case against Kretschmer due to a lack of mask – 150-Euro fine, threatens

Saxony’s Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer (CDU) has not made, according to the Prosecutor’s office his waiver of a Mouth guard during a discussion with the protesters is a punishable offence. The investigating authority sees this as more of an administrative offence and has submitted the matter to the city of Dresden.

"A criminal Offence was not erkennbar", a spokesman on Saturday said on request. According to a report by the "Dresdner Latest Nachrichten" must check the municipal authority of a misdemeanour procedure and whether the 150 Euro fine will be imposed against the head of government. dpa/Sebastian Matthew Downey United/dpa-Central image/dpabild Michael Kretschmer (CDU, M) speaks in the Large garden with followers of conspiracy theories for the Corona-crisis.

Kretschmer had at 17. May in Dresden demonstrators, discussed, protested against the Corona-measures, and no mouth protection is worn. Already in place, he had stated that he use a mouth-nose-cover normally, on this occasion, but it’ll pass, because the protesters refused to accept such a Mouth guard.

In the discussion of people had surrounded the head of government in a throng, even though he stood several times on the minimum distance indicated. A Present had then filed a criminal complaint against Kretschmer for violation of the protection against infection act.

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