In an unregistered demo, critics of the Corona measures marched directly in front of the Prime Minister’s house in Baden-Württemberg. He sees a “red line” crossed. A judge too.

A 52-year-old man was fined 30,000 euros for a corona demonstration near the house of Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens).

According to the judge, the man was the leader of the meeting, as a spokesman for the Sigmaringen District Court said on Monday. The demonstration by opponents of the Corona policy had not been registered. The man was sentenced to a fine of 120 daily rates of 250 euros each.

The 52-year-old would be considered a criminal record. However, the judgment is not yet final. The man’s defense attorney announced in the courtroom that he would appeal.

Crossed the “red line”.

According to the police, around 60 people tried to get to Kretschmann’s house during the demonstration in mid-February. A few days later, the Green politician emphasized that such demonstrations “immediately crossed a red line”. The district office in Sigmaringen later banned elevators, so-called walks and rallies in the streets around the house of the head of government by general decree.

In the case, the Hechingen public prosecutor initiated accelerated proceedings against the 52-year-old. However, the man did not come to a first court date in February. Instead, he wrote in a letter the same day and stated that he was ill. A judge then imposed a penalty order of 150 daily rates of 200 euros each, i.e. also 30,000 euros. The man appealed against this.