The other day, German President Gauck made some rather revealing statements which seemed to indicate the contempt the ruling elite have for the people who elected and pay them to represent their interests.
Today it seems, many of the German public expressed their disgust.
Here the police used harsh measures against the protestors. There is no evidence as to why they were necessary.
Here you can see them heaping scorn on him directly. (looking forward to a translation later)
Leipzig, Germany (dpa) – German President Joachim Gauck was met with verbal abuse and rude gestures on Sunday during a visit to the eastern state of Saxony, while eye-witnesses also reported clashes between his supporters and opponents.
Gauck was greeted by a crowd shouting “get lost” and “traitor” as he arrived in the 8,700-strong town of Sebnitz to celebrate the 116th German Hiking Day in so-called Saxon Switzerland, known for its stunning scenery.
The state of Saxony has become notorious for right-wing extremism in recent months and is also home to the controversial Dresden-based movement Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West.
(“Right wing extremism” has come to mean a belief in classically liberal policies such as representative government and the belief that you should be allowed to continue to exist within your own culture and value set)