Thousands attend a protest against coronavirus restrictions at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Saturday, August 1.

Berlin protests: Massive protest at Brandenburg Gate over Covid-19 ban

A march early Saturday that was criticized by organizers for not complying with social distance and face mask rules was

Organized by the organizers as “Independence Day – The End of the Pandemic”, the march included anti-vaccine groups and some far-right and neo-Nazi organizations. In the live streams of the show, some protesters could be heard shouting, “We are the second wave.”

In the current coronavirus guidelines in Germany, people must maintain a distance of 1.5 meters or about 5 feet. Where this is not possible, face masks must be worn. Berlin police said on Twitter that most of the protesters did not follow the rules of social distance or were not wearing masks.

“Our colleagues are using loudspeakers to urge adherence to the rules. We are also filing non-compliance for a possible trial later,” Berlin police tweeted, citing criminal charges against a March organizer for complying with the rules.

Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.

A live stream of the demonstration saw almost no faces wearing masks, although the host of the event told the crowd to maintain a physical distance from the stage so that the authorities would not give an “excuse” to disrupt the event.

For the first time since the beginning of May, Germany recorded 955 new coronavirus infections in a 24-hour period, according to data from May. Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s Agency for Disease Control and Prevention.

The data was released on Saturday morning but reflects Friday’s numbers. Germany last recorded the most new coronavirus cases in May.

The German government has been warning of new spies in the coronavirus case since the epidemic was brought under control.

The institute says that in addition to the indiscriminate application of social distance and hygiene rules, passengers returning from abroad are also responsible for the sharp rise in the number of cases.

German Economy Minister Peter Altmeier A. Twitter post on Saturday This new number is “worrying”

“Especially since it’s not a big ‘hot spot’ but a small bunch of infections. The main risk needs to be clarified so that more targets can be prevented,” Altmeyer wrote.

From Saturday, all travelers to Germany will be able to get a free coronavirus test 72 hours after arrival, according to a new guideline from the German Ministry of Health.

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