After the murder of a petrol station employee by a "lateral thinker" in Idar-Oberstein, Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) warned against radicalization of the "lateral thinker" movement in Germany.

"The politically motivated violence in Germany by lateral thinkers is dangerous for our country," said Seehofer of the newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

“The group of lateral thinkers is getting smaller and smaller, but unfortunately also more and more radical and brutal.

They can decompose our country if the rule of law does not fight them with all means. "Seehofer called for harsh penalties for the perpetrators and their supporters:" The perpetrators and those who support crimes like in Idar-Oberstein must be severely punished. "

Last Saturday, a 20-year-old student who was working at the cash register was shot at a gas station in Idar-Oberstein in Rhineland-Palatinate.

According to the investigators, he had previously advised the 49-year-old suspect on compliance with the mask requirement.

According to the police, the alleged perpetrator stated in his interrogation that he rejected the corona protective measures.