A dispute over a muzzle ends in a murder in Germany

The fatal shooting of a gas station worker in Germany, apparently due to a dispute over mask-wearing, has prompted prominent politicians to warn against the "extremism" of those opposing measures to prevent the Corona pandemic.



In a tweet on Twitter, the Green Party candidate for the chancellorship, Annalina Barbock, linked the shooting to the “lateral thinking” movement, which includes people against the restrictions of Corona, and wrote: “Extremism in the lateral thinking circles makes me very worried … We must all Facing the growing hatred.

The Secretary-General of the Christian Democratic Party, Paul Tsemak, wrote on Twitter: "There is a young man who was actually executed because he tried to point out that he must wear a mask... This is an unimaginable level of extremism."

In the incident, which occurred over the weekend, a 49-year-old man suspected of being in a petrol station shop in the western German town of Idar-Oberstein was furious when the accountant refused to sell him because he was not wearing a muzzle.

Prosecutor Kay Furman said Monday that the suspected perpetrator, now in custody, had confessed to killing the 20-year-old worker with a bullet to the head, claiming that the burdens of the pandemic prompted him to do so.

Foreman said in statements to the German News Agency today, Tuesday, that investigators are still investigating the circumstances of the incident.

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