Thousands Protest in Berlin Against Coronavirus Restrictions

Deutsche Welle is reportingSome 20000 protesters” have rallied in Berlin to protest against measures imposed by German officials as part of their coronavirus response, saying they violated people’s rights and freedoms.
Reuters reports“The gathering, estimated by police at 17,000, included libertarians, constitutional loyalists and anti-vaccination activists. There was also a small far-right presence with some marchers carrying Germany’s black, white and red imperial flag.

Protesters danced and sang ‘We are free people!’ to the tune of rock band Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’. Others marched with placards saying ‘We are making a noise because you are stealing our freedom!’ and ‘Do think! Don’t wear a mask!’.”

AP reports

“Police used bullhorns to chide participants to adhere to social distancing rules and to wear masks, apparently with little success.” AP continued by writing,

“Officials have been warning against complacency as the number of new COVID-19 cases has crept up recently. Amid concerns about residents bringing home infections from summer trips abroad, officials introduced free tests for people entering the country.”

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