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Germany: Berlin demo against coronavirus measures draws counter protesters01:47

Germany: Berlin demo against coronavirus measures draws counter protesters

Germany, Berlin
August 1, 2020 at 14:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of counter-protesters gathered at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate on Saturday to oppose those rallying against coronavirus measures put in place in the country to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Counter-protesters were seen holding banners and signs, where messages such as "Keep the distance against the right", "solidarity instead of Right hate" and "Get rid of Nazis" could be read.

The counter-protest comes at a time when several demonstrators sceptical of coronavirus measures, are taking to streets of Berlin under the slogan 'End of the Pandemic - Day of Freedom,' to decry the government handling of the pandemic.

Germany is currently experiencing an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, with Robert Koch Institute president Lothar Wieler saying on Tuesday that the disease control institute was "very concerned" at the development. He emphasised that citizens must abide by the coronavirus measures "for the upcoming months," and said the rules should not be questioned.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, over 210,600 coronavirus cases have been reported in Germany since the beginning of the outbreak, and 9,154 related deaths as of Saturday.

Germany: Berlin demo against coronavirus measures draws counter protesters01:47
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Dozens of counter-protesters gathered at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate on Saturday to oppose those rallying against coronavirus measures put in place in the country to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Counter-protesters were seen holding banners and signs, where messages such as "Keep the distance against the right", "solidarity instead of Right hate" and "Get rid of Nazis" could be read.

The counter-protest comes at a time when several demonstrators sceptical of coronavirus measures, are taking to streets of Berlin under the slogan 'End of the Pandemic - Day of Freedom,' to decry the government handling of the pandemic.

Germany is currently experiencing an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, with Robert Koch Institute president Lothar Wieler saying on Tuesday that the disease control institute was "very concerned" at the development. He emphasised that citizens must abide by the coronavirus measures "for the upcoming months," and said the rules should not be questioned.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, over 210,600 coronavirus cases have been reported in Germany since the beginning of the outbreak, and 9,154 related deaths as of Saturday.

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