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Germany: Protesters denounce coronavirus restrictions at Berlin demonstration03:28

Germany: Protesters denounce coronavirus restrictions at Berlin demonstration

Germany, Berlin
April 18, 2020 at 19:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters took to the streets of central Berlin on Saturday to denounce coronavirus restrictions despite a ban on mass gatherings. Police made several arrests during the unregistered rally.

Protesters say that lockdown and social distancing measures "are not reasonable."

"And still, our politicians go down the same road and say 'the lockdown remains in place' maybe until the moment the vaccine is here," said Pheras, an activist.

The demonstration came after Chancellor Angela Merkel extended the coronavirus lockdown until May, 3 with some restrictions to be lifted.

Germany: Protesters denounce coronavirus restrictions at Berlin demonstration03:28
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Protesters took to the streets of central Berlin on Saturday to denounce coronavirus restrictions despite a ban on mass gatherings. Police made several arrests during the unregistered rally.

Protesters say that lockdown and social distancing measures "are not reasonable."

"And still, our politicians go down the same road and say 'the lockdown remains in place' maybe until the moment the vaccine is here," said Pheras, an activist.

The demonstration came after Chancellor Angela Merkel extended the coronavirus lockdown until May, 3 with some restrictions to be lifted.