at least 20 thousand opponents of quarantine measures imposed by the government of Germany in connection with the pandemic COVID-19, marched on Berlin. The columns were represented by actual conspiracy theorists that coronavirus does not exist, and the neo-Nazis and residents, who simply are tired of the restrictions.
This was the scene in Berlin, where an estimated 17,000 people defied social-distancing and mask requirements to join a protest supported by neo-Nazi groups, conspiracy theorists and others who said they were fed up with the restrictions.
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Initially it was reported about 17 thousand participants of the procession. According to Reuters, the men were without masks.
the Crowd without complying with stdistance marched through the city centre in the Tiergarten. Among the slogans was “the Second wave is us”, “No muzzles!” and others.
Protesters who came from across the country held up homemade signs with slogans like “Corona, a false alarm,” “We are being forced to wear a muzzle,” “Natural defense instead of vaccination” and “We are the second wave.” https://t.co/M7OEeBXxJg
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the organizer of the action is the movement Querdenken 711 (“thinking outside the box 711”), which originated in Stuttgart.
Police in the event did not intervene.