Berlin protesters decry coronavirus measures; 600 detained
Thousands turned out in Berlin yesterday to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures despite a ban on the gatherings, leading to clashes with police and the detention of some 600 protesters.
Local authorities had banned several different protests this weekend, including one from the Stuttgart-based Querdenker movement,
but protesters in Berlin defied the ban.
Berlin’s police department deployed more than 2,000 officers to try and disperse the protests, but it said officers who sought to redirect protesters or disband larger groups were “harassed and attacked."