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Germany: United in denial - COVID sceptics hold joint protest at German-Polish border02:30

Germany: United in denial - COVID sceptics hold joint protest at German-Polish border

Germany, Frankfurt (Oder)
November 28, 2020 at 21:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters from Germany and Poland held a joint rally against COVID-19 restrictions in Frankfurt (Oder) on Saturday.

The protest was organised by the Querdenken 711 ('Lateral Thinking 711' in English) initiative from Duisburg, responsible for many previous demonstrations against COVID measures across Germany.

Polish supporters were seen crossing the border via the bridge over the Oder river to join the rally on the German side. A smaller counter-protest was also held in the area.

After Germany experienced record increases in the numbers of coronavirus cases in October, the country entered a partial lockdown on November 2, now extended until December 20.

Poland has faced similar measures from November 4 with cinemas, theatres, galleries and museums closed and restaurants open only for takeaway service.

Germany: United in denial - COVID sceptics hold joint protest at German-Polish border02:30
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Protesters from Germany and Poland held a joint rally against COVID-19 restrictions in Frankfurt (Oder) on Saturday.

The protest was organised by the Querdenken 711 ('Lateral Thinking 711' in English) initiative from Duisburg, responsible for many previous demonstrations against COVID measures across Germany.

Polish supporters were seen crossing the border via the bridge over the Oder river to join the rally on the German side. A smaller counter-protest was also held in the area.

After Germany experienced record increases in the numbers of coronavirus cases in October, the country entered a partial lockdown on November 2, now extended until December 20.

Poland has faced similar measures from November 4 with cinemas, theatres, galleries and museums closed and restaurants open only for takeaway service.

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