Now that the lockdown has been tightened again on the first of December, the Ministry of Social Affairs in Baden-Württemberg has announced that the health authorities will impose additional night-time "exit restrictions" for areas with a corona incidence of over 200 infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week.

In Mannheim and Pforzheim, this de-facto curfew has already been introduced. With this measure, it is now forbidden to leave one's home between 9 and 5 p.m. Exceptions only apply if one can give a "valid reason". The vague formulation of what constitutes a "valid reason" opens the door to arbitrary handling.

In addition, the question arises why this measure was taken at all, because it is obviously unsuitable for infection control. Very few people become infected during an evening walk or a meeting in small groups, quite unlike at work or in crowded trams on the way there.

But while they want to lock us up in the evening and put health first, we have to be at work the next morning, of course. When it comes to the boss's profit, infection protection suddenly doesn't matter.

So it is not a measure for our protection. Instead, the state is testing out further possibilities of repression and preparing itself for the further aggravation of the situation. With increasing restrictions, resistance will also increase, because the masses do not want the state of emergency. Of course, the state wants to prevent further uprisings like in Stuttgart as far as possible. And what could be easier than to just ban being outside?

But the terror that the cops exercise against the masses will not remain unanswered. No curfew will change that.