A German doctor and prominent online anti-lockdown activist faced an excessive arrest as police barged into his house during a YouTube live he was streaming from his residence.
The arrest appeared like it hit Dr. Andreas Noack out of the blue as he was too shocked to even respond. The whole scene itself, which was captured during the live streaming, shocked viewers that were already concerned about the recent decimation of civil liberties as Dr. Noack had to lay on the ground while the police were continuously yelling at him.
Reports state that the reasons for Dr. Noack’s arrest seem unclear and not officially stated. That being said, it is worth noting that the arrest took place right after the “Infection Protection Law” was passed amidst a huge public pushback against it. Dr. Noack was also notorious in the government’s eyes as he was offering medical treatment to anti-lock down protestors who were injured during protests.
The “Infection Protection Law,” simply put, allows the German government to take decisions that restrict personal freedom and fundamental rights that the country’s very own constitution offers.
The German government, until the law’s passing, primarily relied on decrees to control its citizens and enforce lockdowns. But after intense backlash, calling the method of relying on decrees unconstitutional, the Infection Protection Law was made to come into play.
This law allows the government to even go to the lengths of restricting people who are either infected or are suspected to be infected from practicing certain professions. What’s more, the law also helps the government impose more curfews and lockdowns across the country.
Over time, lockdowns have negatively impacted the livelihoods of many, because of which there has been a steadily growing anti-lockdown sentiment across Germany, particularly online. This explains the intense pushback against the law and numerous anti-lockdown protests which the country’s government is trying to vehemently suppress.
Dr. Andreas Noack was a prominent critic of the law and lockdowns, creating much content about the issue online.
Based on what little information we could officially obtain about the arrest, it was found that Dr. Noack was being investigated for being “non-compliant with the COVID-19 lockdown laws enacted by the German government.”