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Masked person throws 'pie' at Trittin

The Local · 23 Sep 2010, 10:13

Published: 23 Sep 2010 10:13 GMT+02:00

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The attacker, dressed in white, was able to flee after hitting the politician with a pie-like object full of light-coloured paint or yoghurt, a police spokesperson said on Thursday.

Trittin, a former environment minister, was taking part in a theatre project called Republik Freies Wendland when the attack occurred around 7:20 pm.

After the attack, Trittin’s discussion partner, anti-nuclear activist Hanna Poddig refused to distance herself from the attack, saying she thought it was “good.”

Following this declaration Trittin broke off the talk.

“Physical violence is no basis for a discussion and I can’t have a conversation with someone who finds violence against me good,” he said before leaving.

A spokeswoman for event organiser Schauspiel Hannover condemned the attack, calling it “unacceptable,” and denying that cake attacker could have been part of the project, which is part of a 10-day remembrance of the 1980 Freie Republik Wendland protest action against the Gorleben nuclear storage site.

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Hannover police are searching for a person between 17 and 25-years-old on suspicion of attempted bodily harm.


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Your comments about this article

10:58 September 23, 2010 by pepsionice
Personally, I think Merkel is behind this (sarcastically spoken of course).

I sure hope this wasn't a German chocolate cake...it'd be a great waste.
13:23 September 23, 2010 by Johnne
lol""...lol" lol" I can´t stop laughing....hahahahahha... :-))
17:59 September 23, 2010 by DinhoPilot
It was a ninja!

oo stealthly awaits for the next victim
05:59 September 24, 2010 by vonSchwerin
And no mustache to protect his face!

Seriously, Trittin was right to Poddig to debate herself if she thinks it's okay for pie-throwing nuts to interrupt a perfectly civil podium discussion.
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