Germany: Govt condemns violence against police and journalists at protests

A German government spokesperson condemned recent violence committed against police and journalists by protesters, while speaking at a press conference in Berlin on Monday. «The great aggressiveness against both policemen and also journalists, up to and including attacks on both, regardless of which political or ideological tendency it comes from it is to be severely and harshly condemned,» said... Еще spokesperson Steffen Seibert. «Both, namely police officers like journalists, are doing their job,» he added. Seibert also defended the right to peaceful protest saying it was «important in this time to in order to publicly show the variety of opinion.» Protests held in major German cities, including Berlin, resulted in violent clashes between police and protesters rallying against restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus. Multiple film crews covering the protests have also been attacked, including on Wednesday in Berlin, in recent weeks.

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