Police broke up a demonstration against measures to combat the coronavirus, which took place in the city center. About 18,000 people took part in the event at the Brandenburg gate, Unter den Linden and Friedrichstrasse. Conspiracy theorists and radicals joined the March, according to the newspaper Die Welt.
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“All the measures taken did not lead to the observance of social distance and the use of protective masks. The minimum distances were not met, despite repeated requests. For this reason, there is no other option but to dissolve the Assembly, ” the police said in a statement.
Earlier, the Berlin Senate banned several major demonstrations against coronavirus-related restrictions over the coming weekend. “Participants in the event may violate the regulations on protection from the pandemic,” said Senator for internal Affairs Andreas Geisel. In his opinion, this is not a decision against freedom of Assembly, but a decision to protect against infection. The right to freedom of Assembly must be compared with the right to inviolability of life