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Coronavirus sceptics hold 'silent march' in Berlin, counter protest expectedlive

Coronavirus sceptics hold 'silent march' in Berlin, counter protest expected

Germany, Berlin

Ruptly is live from Berlin as coronavirus sceptics are expected to march through the streets of the German capital on Saturday, November 22.

Under the slogan "the silent march," participants are set to protest against the restrictions put in place by the German government to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

After Germany experienced record increases in the number of coronavirus cases in October, the country entered a month-long lockdown on November 2, with bars and restaurants limited to takeaway service only, with theatres, cinemas, and public recreation centres such as swimming pools, gyms, and saunas forced to close, while new restrictions were put in place to limit social contacts.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has justified the measures, saying that they are necessary to bring down the rate of new infections in order that contract tracing is possible, and to prevent the healthcare system being overwhelmed.

Date of startNovember 22, 2020
Time of start11:40
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Ruptly is live from Berlin as coronavirus sceptics are expected to march through the streets of the German capital on Saturday, November 22. Under the slogan "the silent march," participants are set to protest against the restrictions put in place by the German government to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After Germany experienced record increases in the number of coronavirus cases in October, the country entered a month-long lockdown on November 2, with bars and restaurants limited to takeaway service only, with theatres, cinemas, and public recreation centres such as swimming pools, gyms, and saunas forced to close, while new restrictions were put in place to limit social contacts. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has justified the measures, saying that they are necessary to bring down the rate of new infections in order that contract tracing is possible, and to prevent the healthcare system being overwhelmed.