Police Send Lawyer to Psychiatric Facility Following Anti-Lockdown Advocacy

Police in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg took a lawyer to a psychiatric institution “against her will” where she spent several days following her advocacy against coronavirus-related lockdown measures. Beate Bahner was taken into the facility on Easter Sunday, having asked onlookers to call local police. Bahner is sid to have feared for her own safety, according to German-language media reports, due to her increased profile amidst her anti-lockdown activity. The lawyer – pejoratively referred to as “coronoia” (a play on “coronavirus” and “paranoia”) – originally reported that police manhandled her upon her arrest, causing her to hit her