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Germany: Several arrested as around 1,000 stage demo against COVID measures in Berlin02:10

Germany: Several arrested as around 1,000 stage demo against COVID measures in Berlin

Germany, Berlin
April 25, 2020 at 17:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police detained dozens as around 1,000 protesters gathered outside the Volksbuehne Theatre in Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, in Berlin, on Saturday, as they staged an unauthorised demonstration against the coronavirus measures put in place by the government.

The participants demanded the end to the restrictive measures imposed by the authorities amid the pandemic, as nationwide movement restrictions were extended until May 3, following a four-week shutdown.

Protesters displayed banners and sang 'We are the people.' A protester read a speech: "What unites us here is not a conspiracy theory, and not a right-wing ideology. What unites us here is the justified concern regarding our democracy."

Protesters gathered under the banner reading "Not without us," for the fifth consecutive week, resisting police measures.​

As of Saturday, Germany stands at 155,418 coronavirus cases and 5,805 fatalities, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows.

Germany: Several arrested as around 1,000 stage demo against COVID measures in Berlin02:10
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Police detained dozens as around 1,000 protesters gathered outside the Volksbuehne Theatre in Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, in Berlin, on Saturday, as they staged an unauthorised demonstration against the coronavirus measures put in place by the government.

The participants demanded the end to the restrictive measures imposed by the authorities amid the pandemic, as nationwide movement restrictions were extended until May 3, following a four-week shutdown.

Protesters displayed banners and sang 'We are the people.' A protester read a speech: "What unites us here is not a conspiracy theory, and not a right-wing ideology. What unites us here is the justified concern regarding our democracy."

Protesters gathered under the banner reading "Not without us," for the fifth consecutive week, resisting police measures.​

As of Saturday, Germany stands at 155,418 coronavirus cases and 5,805 fatalities, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows.