How should people in the city be protected from gunmen? The Main and Finance Committee discussed this question just a few days after the incident in Trier. The left had applied for retractable bollards to be installed in some streets. These could later also be used to regulate access to the city and are much more “friendly” than bulky trucks, argued parliamentary group leader Frank Büning. “Too expensive”, said FDP spokesman Burkhard Henneken and was convinced that such a ban would not deter fanatics.
The First City Councilor Thomas Waschki, on the other hand, saw problems with the supply lines in the streets. He continued to advocate the use of mobile locks. They are cheaper and can also be used more flexibly, he explained. Now the topic is to be discussed again in the responsible technical committee.