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Germany: Protesters rally against coronavirus measures at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate

Germany, Berlin
August 2, 2020 at 12:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

Demonstrators ralled against coronavirus measures next to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Sunday, one day after thousands took to the streets of the German capital for the same cause.

Participants were seen holding banners and signs, where messages such as "Revolution of truth", "My life, my body, my decision" and "Corona Fake" could be read.

Around 17,000 people gathered in Berlin on Saturday to protest against coronavirus-related restrictions, with the demonstration eventually being forced to disband by police for not following social distancing rules or wearing masks.

Police have subsequently launched an investigation into the rally organisers.

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."

Chancellor Angela Merkel originally announced the measures in March, in order to curb the spread of the virus. The measures have been gradually relaxed nationwide as the number of confirmed cases decreased.

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: Protesters rally against coronavirus measures at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate01:28
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Demonstrators ralled against coronavirus measures next to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Sunday, one day after thousands took to the streets of the German capital for the same cause.

Participants were seen holding banners and signs, where messages such as "Revolution of truth", "My life, my body, my decision" and "Corona Fake" could be read.

Around 17,000 people gathered in Berlin on Saturday to protest against coronavirus-related restrictions, with the demonstration eventually being forced to disband by police for not following social distancing rules or wearing masks.

Police have subsequently launched an investigation into the rally organisers.

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."

Chancellor Angela Merkel originally announced the measures in March, in order to curb the spread of the virus. The measures have been gradually relaxed nationwide as the number of confirmed cases decreased.

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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