At some point the mask rage in Jena grew so great that even the regulatory office had to be put under police protection. It was in June, says Thomas Nitzsche, 44-year-old Mayor of Jena (FDP). At that time, citizens began to scold and mob when city government employees walked the streets and checked compliance with the Corona rules. Some Jena no longer wanted to be instructed that they had to wear a mask and keep their distance.