New wave of protests against vaccines and anti-COVID measures in Germany! 2000 police officers land on the streets
Thousands of people took to the streets of Berlin several times this week to protest against the German government's anti-COVID measures, as well as plans to forcefully vaccinate a large part of the population.
The high concentration and non-compliance with the anti-COVID rules in the center of Berlin provoked the reaction of the local police which sent 2000 troops to the capital causing numerous tensions and clashes between protesters and law enforcement.
According to police reports, the protesters threw solid objects and tried to rape the officers in the "Sarlodenburg" neighborhood and as a result dozens of arrests were made.
NOW - Thousands protest in #Berlin against Covid restrictions despite a ban by the authorities. The police try to regain control with punches, batons, and pepper spray. #b0108pic.twitter.com/s3iuKbkFoa— Disclose.tv ? (@disclosetv) August 1, 2021
Today's protest was organized by the Querdenker movement , a group that has become emblematic in German-speaking countries of resistance to vaccines and anti-COVID measures. According to the movement, turnout in Berlin was extremely high at 22,500 protesters, a figure reported lower by national media.
Various placards were displayed among the protesters, highlighting the repetition of the slogan "No to the coronavirus dictatorship".