IIn several German cities, thousands of people again protested against the Corona measures on Monday.

An overview of the federal states concerned:

In Berlin Around 750 people demonstrated against corona measures unannounced at around ten different locations. A police spokesman said they had gathered in front of district councils on Monday evening, among other things. The demonstrations were peaceful and then dispersed again. The police wrote on Twitter that the participants had not adhered to the corona protective measures. Several advertisements were made.

Also in the district Mecklenburg Lake District there were corona protests in several cities. According to their own statements, the police from Neubrandenburg accompanied registered demonstrations in Neubrandenburg, Malchow, Röbel, Waren and Greifswald.

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Alone in Neubrandenburg Accordingly, 1200 people gathered, 500 people joined the demonstration in Waren. To an unregistered meeting in Neustrelitz 180 people came.

In Magdeburg gathered about 3500 people.

In Rostock According to the police, around 2,900 people took part in a registered protest march through the city center. The police were on duty with 330 officers, who mainly checked compliance with corona requirements.

Participants in a demonstration in Rostock

Participants in a demonstration in Rostock

Source: dpa / Bernd Wüstneck

Because not all demonstrators adhered to the mask requirement, the protest march was stopped for about 20 minutes. Overall, however, the demonstration was peaceful, the police said. In three cases, administrative offense proceedings were initiated due to violations of the mask requirement. There were also several criminal charges, including insults.

In several places in Saxony the police took action against protests on Monday evening. According to the police, there were unauthorized gatherings of people in Freiberg, Bautzen, Dresden and Pirna, among others. In Freiberg, the police initially surrounded around 100 people near a supermarket parking lot, but then had to let the protesters go on. Due to the proximity to the shops, it was not possible to determine whether the people were participants or customers of the markets, said a police spokesman.

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In Dresden According to the police, around 100 people met for a protest who left when asked. A platoon of more than 100 people was disbanded. Administrative offense proceedings were initiated against a dozen people. According to a police spokesman, 119 vehicles took part in a parade of the “lateral thinking 351” initiative.

In Thuringia The police were aware of around 14 meetings with hundreds of participants. A spokesman said the use of pyrotechnics and scuffles had been found in various locations. At the weekend there were sometimes violent protests in Thuringia.

In Arnstadt the police counted around 700 protesters according to their own statements. In Greiz it was 450 who marched through the streets with torches and pyrotechnics. 14 police officers were injured. In Schmalkalden The police prevented an elevator of 300 people, in Saalfeld one with 100 participants.

In Koenigs Wusterhausen Several hundred people demonstrated against Corona measures in Brandenburg. They walked through the streets of the city southeast of Berlin with banners. According to the police, around 850 people took part in the almost two-hour protest march, which ended with a rally. There were no disruptions, said a police spokesman.

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Around 250 people pulled through Wilhelmshaven. The protest, which began on Rathausplatz, had been registered, said a police spokesman. The participants in the elevator had adhered to the Corona regulations and the road traffic regulations. The meeting was peaceful and ended without incident.

In Mannheim Despite a ban, according to police estimates, up to 2,000 people without masks and without any distance through the city. A spokesman said around 800 of them managed to get into the center. It was only when the police gathered very strong forces that the situation gradually calmed down. Three police officers were slightly injured when a group tried to break a police chain.

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Also in Göttingen Around 30 people met in front of the new town hall to demonstrate against Corona measures. There have been violations of the mask requirement, said the police. At the same time, however, 200 people came together for a counter-demonstration. In Duderstadt (Göttingen district) there was also a gathering of 30 people, which split up into small groups after a short time.

Counter-demonstrators in Magdeburg who form a human chain in front of the state parliament to stop opponents of corona measures

Counter-demonstrators in Magdeburg who form a human chain in front of the state parliament to stop opponents of corona measures

Source: dpa / Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert

Protests by opponents of government measures to combat corona are sometimes registered and requirements are met. In some cases, however, prohibitions and rules are deliberately disregarded. Politicians, police and intelligence agencies recently expressed concern about radicalization. According to experts, right-wing extremist groups are also involved in the protests, and have been mobilizing against migration and state structures for years. In recent weeks, journalists have repeatedly been insulted or attacked during such protests.


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