A group of protesters in Erfurt district of Marbach have installed several metre high wooden crosses on a site where a mosque is planned to be built, as shown by footage shot on Wednesday.
SOT, local citizen (German): "I think this is a justified protest by the citizens of the city Erfurt. If a private ground is not affected, but if the owner permits this, then the citizens of the city Erfurt should be, who are against the construction of a mosque, express the protest in a peaceful manner. This is why the putting up of crosses is justified here."
SOT, local citizen (German): "I personally am not scared of the mosque construction. But I understand that the Marbach population is worried, that through the construction of a mosque the structure of the population will change in a few years, like we have seen in Berlin Kreuzberg, in Duisburg Marxrloh or in Brussels Molenbeek, where the indigenous population is being pushed out and have to leave their place. Because a mosque is always a train station at the same time, where many people settle around the mosque."
SOT, local citizen (German): "The city should carry out a poll or a referendum like in Switzerland and then accept the decision of the population."