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Thousands march in Berlin against coronavirus curbs

Unmasked and packed together, thousands of demonstrators marched in Berlin against the government’s latest coronavirus measures

8/1/2020 7:35:00 PM

Unmasked and packed together, thousands of demonstrators marched in Berlin against the government’s latest coronavirus measures

Thousands marched in Berlin on Saturday to protest against measures imposed in Germany to stem the coronavirus pandemic, saying they violated people's rights and freedoms.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands marched in Berlin on Saturday to protest against measures imposed in Germany to stem the coronavirus pandemic, saying they violated people’s rights and freedoms.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.

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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!’.“Our demand is to return to democracy,” said one protester who declined to give his name. “The mask that enslaves us must go.”

The protests followed a rallying call from Michael Ballweg, an entrepreneur and political outsider who has organised similar rallies in Stuttgart and is running to become mayor of the southwestern city.Police filed a complaint against the organiser for failing to ensure marchers wore masks and kept their distance. Mainstream politicians criticised the protesters, with Social Democrat co-leader Saskia Esken calling them “covidiots”.

“They not only endanger our health, they endanger our successes against the pandemic,” tweeted Esken, whose party is Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partner.After Germany’s initial success in curbing the pandemic, infections are rising again. More than 200,000 people have caught COVID-19 and nearly 1,000 have died from it.

Slideshow(5 Images)Most people in Germany have respected measures that include wearing face masks in shops, while the government has just imposed mandatory tests for holidaymakers returning from high-risk areas.But a vocal minority is chafing against the restrictions.

“Only a few scientists around the world who follow the government’s lead are heard,” said protester Peter Konz. Those who hold different views “are silenced, censored or discredited as defenders of conspiracy theories”.Reporting by Reuters TV, Writing by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Giles Elgood

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GOOD FOR THEM.. So, now Jewish calling it Anti Semitic 🥴🤦 what's antiseitic about it How dare they! Hopefully they only infected each other...... then they will have something to complain about. One stone. How many birds. Prometh99591875 Wunderbar allesklaa TransformNow2Q Berlin may know something about tyranny!

Believe me I watched a lot of outbreak movies. Looting, killing each other for food or sheltering are the common elements of an outbreak movie but protesting for not wearing a mask? Why would screen writers never think that before? Probably they thought it wouldn’t be belivable🤦🏼‍♀️ End plandemic it was all fake since beginning!

Let him have his fun CataloniaHelp2 Interesting ...word got out. German Official Leaks Report Denouncing Corona as ‘A Global False Alarm’ — This contact tracing is bad mojo for Freedom and cannot be allowed here in America good corona is conspiracy against common people. How many of them will be infected after that day

BRILLIANT BERLIN ❤❤ Well done Germany... these people are more awake than most countries... history is a harsh reminder of what happens when a government takes your freedoms under the guise of “its for your own safety” Well done!mMany others are unfortunately still believing this is about a virus! Can anyone translate those signs?

CoreysDigs Beautiful I bet HCQ is' legal' to use in Germany No worries then, if you're healthy and take normal precautions and weigh your risk Freedom to live our lives, free of fear FireFauci The world doing china’s bidding.....fraud virus Respect from Poland! There is no pandemic. Europe open Your eyes!

It's a blatant lie. There are no spikes in Covid-19 disease in Germany. Only more positive tests, because the testing stats went up. Just the same as in the US: increase the amount of testing, the (false) positives skyrocket. No rocket science. BC PEOPLE RUN THE GOVERNMENT. NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. Somewhere, somehow, this has been twisted

Sheri_Darling God Bless Berliners....they've finally had taken enough of Merkel's bullzhit. Now if only the rest of the world would wake up and see this phucking covid scam for what it is. That’s disappointing. Germany seemed to be the one country with their shit together. I guess not 😞 Notice wait staff were not wearing gloves whilst distributing contact trace forms? GOOD ON THE PEOPLE OF GERMANY! LET THEM BE YOUR EXAMPLE TO RETURN YOUR RIGHTS! Notice, they were peaceful and the police were peaceful, as should be! Police should not be used for Covid tactics

Obviously not learnt anything despite having the GERM in German..ThickC*nts🇩🇪 🦠 😷 🔫 They look just like our ignorant American counterparts! Protest all you want but DAMN people, wear a mask, gloves, eye protection and stay away from each other as much as possible! My wife, 3 daughters, sister and brother ALL work in Healthcare! If not 4 you, PLEASE protect THEM!

We cannot cope anymore... Nobody... that is all!! I'm proud of germany the first time in my life😁 La misión es someter NutZ! So busvine and gileselgood wrote this and smeared the protesters as 'far right' 'anti vaccination activists' in a deliberate attempt to equate anyone protesting unjustifiable covid measures as being lunatics who cld not possibly be informed by science. Really?!

Thousands? There were over 1 million people there. Glad to see this. They're going to arrest all 10K+ of them? Aaaaawnaaah! Why don't they just collectively jump off of a cliff because they're all doomed! Dooomed!! ...Or not. In a few weeks these folks will still be happy and reclaiming their freedoms. Meanwhile the ControlMob will have found something new to be outraged about.

I thought it was LA BLM protest 😂😂😂 CoreysDigs liebe deutschland - sei frei - Hor nicht auf 🖤🧡 SEE! IT'S WHITES WHO ARE OPENLY SPREADING THIS VIRUS... CoreysDigs This is a Global Hypnosis! All humans are being played to get the UN Agenda 21 going NOW! CoreysDigs They marched for more than that! Can exposure be prevented indefinitely?

BLM protests = ok Germans protesting and the government= bad Got it I see coronas Witnesses are the same sheeps worldwide. Reuters aka the cabals main propaganda tool The only thing that is anticipated is a virus all those without face masks. Are they so 'cultured' and do not understand the necessary measures?

'...the universe and human stupidity'. Don't follow America God Lord people The old science defying idiots strikes again. Same problem different country. most unfortunate to learn that once again, the US is influencing the world. COVIDIOTS One one hand I’m surprised, as it’s Berlin. On the other hand, I’m not, considering the groups are living there and what media they consume.

The sleeping giant is awakening! Give them what they want... 🤮 Fantastic scenes. We need a global revolution against lockdown tyrany. Berlin Well done Germany. Freedom of speech for all! Vielen Dank Berlin ♥️♥️♥️⭐⭐⭐ Ignorance is going to kill more and more, and it's going to keep spreading this insipid virus! Open your eyes this is not to take away your rights it's to save lives! The world has seen the benefits of masks, social distancing, what is not to understand. It's the +- of life!

Freedom asking would lead other people' death.Have they get the opinions of the older and the medical staff?It is totally a selfish behavior . No one has the monopoly on idiots. Oh no This is so sad. I thought that Europe was immune to the US stupidity. But people are just gullible everywhere. Well they don’t have as bad over there as the US does

Stupid is as stupid does... Thought Germans were smarter. Guess not Stupidity, like the COVID, knows no borders. AN INSANE GATHERING OF TOTAL COVIDIOTS 'Fear not, when this virus will be over you'll go back in your cages'. 😆😆😆.... way to Germany. Show the how to live and then......cough!!..cough!!......

It appears the human species is too stupid to survive. WTF Berlin? NOOOO NOT THOUSANDS MILLIONS OF DEMONSTRATORS consent_factory More than a MILLION!!!! Bravo! birdiemcflydie People are catching on to the phonyness What are these guys smoking ? Don’t they get it ? Be patient and this will pass once we have a cure. Talk to your Doctor or Nurse if you have any doubts.

See, everyone wants to be like American s The darwin solution Oh dear God...yet, this is what happens as we struggle to understand this virus as it’s global politicizing of it & the $$$ 2b made from it. If only we had honest & complete data. Only people who actually died from COVID19 counted as COVID19 deaths, etc

Lots of morons on this thread. Stay home and let the rest of us have our lives back. Say something coward Feuci. If the lockdown was to “flatten the curve” for last 5 months by now USA should be free of any new cases of Wuhan bioterrorist virus and ZERO deaths. And would be no need of second stimulus. Germans are not stupid. In Germany you would be in jail by now

Awesome I see stupid people... C’mon Germany. You’re smarter than this! Germany please be smart and don’t be like America. You have to restrict , distance and wear a mask. You will feel free for a couple week if you don’t listen then a second wave will come. Be smart Germany. Thank you Berliners Of course local virus Gestapo will spin this into moat cases fearmongering

I see stupid people Tinhats... Looks like that end of the gene pool is about to get some thinning You are a disgrace. Not once did you print the word 'unmasked' in 63 days of 'protests' in the States. I hope all good people are on to you by now. Hypocrites. These people are taking space in the planet. Covid19 should get rid of them. Simple!

What will happen in two weeks…😅 Ferchrissakes! Maybe we’ll be rid of this by 2022 then? Dastardly anarchists. Look at those rioting German people tearin it up. Scream you lovely people. Scream loud and proud. It’s encouraging to see that stupidity isn’t strictly an American thing OMG. The US is a virus and our stupidity is spreading.

They loved Hitler as well ... 😒😒😒 Nice to know stupidity is everywhere and not just here in the US 1.300.000 People the organizer say!!! Amazing that reuters points out they are not wearing masks but will not state that when America does not wear masks while protesting.. More fakeNews Well..I guess we will see the results in two weeks...

No mask Speechless No bby no what is you doing Oh..so when people protest government restrictions they are 'Unmasked and packed together,'--but when they riot and burn, they are simply 'peaceful protesters' with no mention ( or only casually mentioning) the lack of masks and close proximity Don’t worry. They are safe. They are protesting....

I thought America had a monopoly on idiots. I’m willing to admit when I’m wrong. These people are Germany's version of Republicans. Idiots

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Red panda born in Berlin as part of global breeding programA Berlin zoo says a rare red panda has been born, only a few months after its parents were brought to the German capital from India How freaking precious!!! Such a cutie!! GET Non COVID 19 connection??

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Thousands march in Berlin to protest coronavirus curbsThousands of demonstrators rallied in Berlin on Saturday to protest against measures imposed in Germany to stem the coronavirus pandemic, saying they violated people's rights and freedoms. Utter chaos Long way to go to beat the Americans

Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictionsBERLIN (AP) — Thousands of protesters against German coronavirus restrictions converged Saturday in Berlin for a demonstration proclaiming “the end of the pandemic” has arrived just as authorities... fuck each and every single one of these fucks - a fellow german it's not surprising to see people unhappy with the extended lockdown. At least these protests don't have ties to right-wing donors like the ones in the USA have.