Germany: 100 protesters gather to contest COVID measures in Berlin
About 100 people gathered Monday late afternoon at Tiergarten, Berlin near the famous Victory Column to hold a vigil for the victims of police violence and demonstrate against the COVID-19 measures of the German politics.
The spontaneous demo was called for by the querdenken movement, who dispute the requirement to wear masks.
Posters and placards with inflammatory sentences including «Don't dare to touch our children. Do not dare,» and «Also you police officers are citizens. Be on our side, on the right,» could be seen.
At least 300 people were arrested in demonstrations in the German capital this weekend on the grounds of not following the coronavirus restrictions.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel originally announced a series of measures in March, to curb the spread of coronavirus. The measures have been gradually eased nationwide. However, the number of new infections has started to climb again in recent weeks.