summer, Bavaria, Germany.
“But who said summer wasn’t conducive to incendiary attacks on structures of domination? Not the police in Bavaria’s capital city, at any rate, where these have not ceased. On July 8, a construction machine set fire under the Föhringer Ring in the north of Munich, destroying the telecoms cables running along the bridge. On July 16, a cell phone antenna caught fire in Forstenrieder Park, south of Munich. Then on July 26, five construction machines at the Martinsried subway station were hit by flames in Planneg, this time in the west of the city. And on July 27, at around 10.30pm, a forestry machine used for felling large trees was engulfed in flames in the Perlach forest, south of the city, again causing over 100,000 euros worth of damage.
All this anonymous destruction is enough to make uniforms dizzy, as they no longer know which Saint to turn to or which direction to dig, so much so that helicopters have even taken to circling the skies over Munich at night, in search of saboteurs. All to no avail.
On Sunday night, August 14, at around 3:30 a.m., the crew of a police helicopter spotted – albeit a little late to start the hunt – a new excavator fire. It was located near the central dam on the River Isar, between Pullach and Höllriegelskreuth to the south of the city, and belonged to the municipal company Stadtwerke München (SWM), one of Germany’s largest energy supply companies. The damage is estimated by the cops at “several hundred thousand euros”, and the investigation has once again been handed over to Kommissariat 43 (state security offences).
But there’s more. Firstly, because summer isn’t over yet, and secondly, because the clever ones will have noticed that a cardinal point was missing from this beautiful continuity. Of course, there was no reason why the domination interests to the east of the city should escape the flames!
On Tuesday night, August 16, at around 2:30 a.m., a large construction machine went up in flames on the A94 freeway in Anzing, some fifteen kilometers east of Munich. According to the criminal police, this was probably a case of arson, and links with similar cases throughout the Munich police district are being investigated. The burnt-out machine was an asphalt paver parked on the construction site, and the damage is again estimated at over 100,000 euros.
With two more beautiful construction machines reduced to ashes, one on the eve of August 15 and the second after the feast of the Assumption, if the Saint to whom the Munich police devote themselves in an attempt to catch the arsonists is still called Mary… it’s because she really doubts nothing!”