Germany’s coronavirus sceptics dox state leader

Thueringen MP Bodo Ramelow at meeting of German Federal State Premiers at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 17 June 2020. [EPA-EFE/MICHELE TANTUSSI]

The home address of Thuringian state leader Bodo Ramelow was published online by members of the online movement ‘Querdenken‘ (English: thinking outside the box), which promotes conspiracy theories that deny the existence of COVID-19.

On Wednesday night, Ramelow found at his front door a candle used on graves with a flyer for a large demonstration which the group is planning to organise on Saturday in Leipzig, in the neighbourg state of Saxony. Thousands of protesters are expected.

Ramelow told EURACTIV partner Der Tagesspiegel that he felt “under pressure” after the publication of his personal data and voiced concern for both his and his wife’s safety, as well as for the others who live in the multi-family house. (Sarah Lawton |


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