BERLIN (GERMANY) – Berlin city will have thousands of police on the streets during the weekend to implement a ban on demonstrations against the coronavirus pandemic.
Andreas Geisel, the Berlin interior senator, said, “We are still in the middle of a pandemic with rising infection figures.”
Germany has managed to control the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths when compared with some other large European countries.
Geisel said, “Such behaviour is not acceptable. The state cannot be given the runaround,” he said.
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) said, “The Senate is trampling on fundamental rights.”
Geisel said the German capital would be actively patrolled by the police at the weekend and said he expected a chance for violence.
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