Much more interesting than the G8 summit are the preparations as an indicator of political culture – including the "secret police plans", which the Bild newspaper betrayed
So far, at least, the fuss surrounding the G8 summit has been much more interesting than the meeting of the heads of government, which threatens to be exciting at best in terms of how the many conflicts and differences will play out. The preparations for the G8 summit are interesting as an indicator of the political culture in this country – in front of and behind the security fence.
The railroad also participates in the G8 summit. It does not transport bicycles in the direction of Heiligendamm, but it does act as an informer. As it turned out, train conductors have been instructed to report coarse groups of travelers heading for the G8 summit: "Since the globalization-critical scene is not necessarily identifiable as such", the train crew has been committed, "on an ad hoc basis, advance notification of coarser travel groups heading for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (z.B. Rostock) to internal bodies". "Potential danger" be through "police and. to counteract operational measures early and consistently".
On 2. June the first rough demonstration of the G8 critics takes place in Rostock. Up to 100 people are expected to attend.000 participants. At the same time, the NPD wanted to demonstrate its nationalist protest in Schwerin with several thousand participants – leftists, anti-fascists and other opponents of the brown party had announced their actions against it. The Schwerin city administration seems to have found the matter too dicey. The police have now banned the NPD demonstration and the three announced protest events for security reasons.
Persons with intentions of stor" had announced themselves. The police were overburdened and could not provide the necessary forces to prevent riots. Of the 3.700 police officers, only 1.900 have been ared. Both the NPD and the organizers of a demonstration of anti-fascist groups want to file a lawsuit against the ban. Police have announced they will set up a belt of checkpoints around the city to enforce the ban and keep the planned meeting places clear.
It is still unclear how the Greifswald Higher Administrative Court will decide on the ban on demonstrations in Heiligendamm after the oral hearing on Wednesday. The Schwerin Administrative Court had partially lifted the far-reaching assembly ban ied by the police and allowed protests up to 200 meters from the security fence, against which both the Kavala G8 police unit and the organizers of the planned star march on 7. June had filed an appeal. The court will decide in the next few days. If the OVG decides against their wishes, the organizers of the star march can still appeal to the Federal Constitutional Court.
The police have also appealed against the ban on demonstrations around the airport Rostock-Laage, which was lifted by the Administrative Court in Schwerin. Here, too, a decision is still pending.
In the meantime, the Bild newspaper is informing its readers about the topics and the "Dangers of dispute" of the G8 summit: "48 hours of world politics. It’s about nuclear weapons, poverty in Africa and the climate catastrophe." In the case of aid to Africa, the risk of dispute is low, we learn, in climate policy very high, in the case of the Iranian nuclear program ("It’s about Iranian nuclear weapons!"), medium and in the protection of branded products very low. But picture betray also the secret police plans. This is how "violent storers in sensitive places" to be taken: "in coordination and communication!"
The police may use sturgeon transmitters, so-called "jammers". "Jammer" (also used by the U.S. President’s Secret Service). They interrupt cell phone conversations, radio and e-mail traffic.
In case of emergency ("danger defense"), the police consider completely paralyzing the local mobile phone networks. This is to prevent chaots from coordinating their actions. For this purpose, network operators can switch off individual radio masts at the request of the authorities.
The police are also technically capable of locating cell phone users and intercepting conversations under certain legal conditions.
In addition to bodyguards, combat divers or snipers or AWACS aircraft and air defense missiles, the special unit GSG 9 is also supposed to provide security for the heads of government in the high-security fence Heiligendamm:
The legendary anti-terror fighters are the chief protectors of the summit. They guard the "red zone", the innermost conference area. Weapons: Glock 17 pistol (pushes under water) and Heckler submachine gun Koch MP5. They know the building plan of the hotel by heart, have trained to storm the buildings in case of hostage taking.