In Berlin, thousands of demonstrators gather in front of the government district before the vote on the nationwide Corona emergency brake. The news ticker.
Update from April 21st, 11.50 a.m .: The Berlin police now speak of around 4,000 demonstrators in front of the government district. According to Berlin newspaper the meeting could soon be dissolved.
“There are violations of the mask requirement, the minimum distances are not adhered to,” police spokesman Thilo Cablitz is quoted as saying. The officials had warned the chairman of the meeting in this regard. “If he can’t get it under control, the gathering will be broken up by the police,” explains Cablitz. As the Berlin newspaper reports, police dogs and mounted police officers are among the forces. According to consistent media reports, water cannons are also available in the government district.
According to the authorities, a total of 2200 police officers are on duty, including support forces of the federal police from five federal states.
Corona emergency brakes demo in Berlin: Police personnel carriers protect the government district
Update from April 21, 11:40 a.m.: Which uniform corona rules will Germany have to face in the Covid 19 crisis *? The Bundestag is currently discussing this in a heated debate on the statutory Corona emergency brake.
Not far from parliament in the zoo around the Victory Column, thousands of demonstrators have gathered to protest against the planned measures. Many of them do not wear face masks, as TV pictures show. The police have cordoned off the government district at the Brandenburg Gate with personnel carriers. Apparently, the demonstrators shouldn’t even come to the Bundestag.
According to Berlin newspaper the police banned four demonstrations in the federal capital this Wednesday. According to Welt, several demonstrations had been announced. The situation is currently still confusing. “Peace, freedom, no dictatorship,” read the demonstrators’ posters.
Corona emergency brakes demo in Berlin: Police with 2000 officers on duty
First report from April 21st: Munich / Berlin – Before the vote on the nationwide Corona emergency brake in Berlin, thousands of demonstrators gathered for protests in the area of the zoo in front of the government district.
The world reported “a maximum of 10,000 demonstrators”. However, the situation is difficult to oversee. 2000 police officers are therefore on duty, water cannons are ready. TV pictures show the first fights by the police with Protestants who apparently do not wear face masks. (pm)
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