German car park reveals ‘diverse’ spaces for drivers or LGBT immigrants
- Hanauer Parkhaus GmbH (HPG) has built three “diverse” car parks in an underground car park
- City Councilman Thomas Morlock said they would help people who feel a “special need for protection.”
- A camera will monitor use of the parking lot, though Morlock said the spaces are not necessarily intended for a “separate group of people.”
car park located in Hanau, GermanyUnveiled parking spaces for gay and immigrant drivers.
Hanauer Parkhaus GmbH (HPG) has built three “diverse” parking spaces in an underground car park in downtown Hanau, which will cater only to LGBTI people and immigrants.
Thomas Morlock, HPG’s supervisory board chair and city council member, said at the parking lot opening that the goal was to help people who feel a “special need for protection.”
It’s not immediately clear how authorities intend to monitor whether people who park their cars are in fact part of the LGBTQ community or immigrants, though HPG said the camera will monitor the parking lot.
Three “variety spaces” have been inserted into an underground car park in Hanau, 15 miles east of Frankfurt in Germany.
Morlock went on to say that the spaces were built to be “a vividly colored symbol of ‘diversity and tolerance'”, and are not necessarily intended to be used by a ‘separate group of people’.
Hanau, a small city about 15 miles east of Frankfurt, has long been considered a diverse city in Germany and had an ethnically diverse population before the migrant crisis in 2015.
According to the German Federal Statistical Office, there were 1.8 million people with refugee origins in Germany by 2018.
On February 19, 2020, a far-right gunman took to the streets of Hanau and opened fire on two hookah parlors in the city center, killing 11 people – nine of whom were of ethnic origin outside Germany – and wounding five others.