Police had their hands full dealing with protesters at several demonstrations surrounding coronavirus measures in central Berlin on Saturday, with a high number of officers being deployed in the German capital to prevent the escalation of tensions.
Footage shows Rosa Luxemburg Platz and Alexanderplatz cordoned off by heavy police presence attempting to separate anti-lockdown protesters and other... Еще demonstrators, who exhibited banners denouncing «conspiracy theorists and nazis.»
Some protesters were filmed being taken away for ID checks due to a potential breach of the German Protection against Infection Act (IfSG)..
Saturday's protests are a continuation of the wave of protests against the restrictive measures imposed by the government as a mean to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus. German Chancellor Angela Merkel explained that the measures were necessary in order «to win time in the fight against the virus.»
Since the start of the outbreak, Germany has recorded over 176,000 cases of coronavirus. At least 8,000 people have died with the virus, according to figures compiled from global reports by the Johns Hopkins University.