Halle (dpa) – On the event of the Day of German Unity, German Chancellor Angela Merkel known as for a continued dedication to democracy. “Democracy is not just there. We have to work for it together again and again, every day,” the CDU politician stated at Sunday’s ceremony in Halle an der Saale.
Merkel stated that democratic achievements are generally handled too flippantly. These days, she stated, we’re seeing an increasing number of assaults on such excessive values as freedom of the press. We are witnessing a public sphere wherein resentment and hatred are being stirred up with lies and disinformation. “Democracy is under attack,” Merkel stated, including that social cohesion is being put to the take a look at.
The chancellor additionally pointed to assaults on individuals who work for the widespread good, akin to firefighters and native politicians. “The verbal brutalisation and radicalisation that we are seeing must not only be answered by those who fall victim to it, but must be rejected by everyone.” Because verbal assaults all too rapidly result in violence.