(Image: The spit testing packets, "spucktests", with the lyrics of their protest song which outlines their message laying outside the Rathaus Knetzgau Building. © PresseFoto Evans/ EvRy)
On Wednsday 19 May 2021 at 1400, the parents of the Gemeinde Knetzgau’s school children protest against the mandate for the a front nose PoC antigen test prior to being allowed to enter the school. The protesters gathered at the courthouse with their hand-drawn signs to demand the use of COVID spit tests, which are a less invasive way to test children. The Theme/ Message of the Protest is “ We ONLY want spit test for our children!!!”. The residence of the gemeinde were hoping to talk with Bürgermeister Stefan Paulus to consider the changes be made. Unfortunately, the Bürgermeister did not or could not attend to give a comment about the topic.
As a concern from group of people in his community in which he is responsible, it is imperitive fro the Bürgermeister to give feedback to the people regarding the way that the pandemic rules/ testing are being enforced. Whether this new is positive or negative to this demonstration, the Mayor's position needs to be reinforced and explained which test will be administered and why. One positive aspect for using the spit tests are that they are less invasive, but on the other hand, less effective with their results. Bürgermeister Stefan Paulus may not have given a comment today, but it's clear that this group of people will continue to look for the answers needed to feel better when sending their children to school. Another though to this may be that the 1.Bürgermeister of Knetzgau is unable to have an affect on a decision of this importance and may have to direct the demonstrators to the proper authorities that would be able to impact that change.
Am Mittwoch 19.5. um 14 Uhr haben Mütter und Väter, der Dreiberg Schule zusammen mit ihren Kindern eine Demo abgehalten, um bei Bürgermeister Paulus die Zulassung von Spucktests , anstatt Nase-Rachen, Vordere Nase PoC Antigen Schnelltests in der Schule zu erwirken. Die Demonstration fand unter Einhaltung der geltenden Corona Vorschriften statt. Thema des Protests: Wir wollen NUR Spucktests für Unsere Kinder!!! Die Residenz der Gemeinde hoffte, mit Bürgermeister Stefan Paulus über die Änderungen sprechen zu können. Leider hat der Bürgermeister nicht oder konnte nicht teilnehmen, um einen Kommentar zum Thema abzugeben.