Berlin Court Reverses Injunctions; Allows Incitement to Violence in the Name of Art

Country: Germany

Date of incident: December 15, 2015

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Arts / Governmental



In the name of artistic expression, a Berlin court reversed injunctions it had issued and has now permitted the staging of a play ("Fear") which displays photos of pro-family organizers and explicitly incites hatred against them.

The play shows photographs of, among others, Hedwig von Beverfoerde (the leader of the pro-family movement Demo für Alle) and Beatrix von Storch (conservative MEP), both of whom have recent targets of attacks.
Source: bz-berlin