Thousands of Germans across the country took to the streets on Saturday to protest against restrictions imposed by the government to contain the coronavirus pandemic, police and organisers said.
Derided on social media as “covidiots” who risk causing a second wave of infections that could lead to a tightening of restrictions, protesters staged demonstrations at several locations across the capital Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg.
In Stuttgart, where some protesters last weekend had been flouting social distancing rules and not wearing face masks, police expected another rally of up to 5,000 people.
In Munich, organisers asked authorities to give the green light for a rally of up to 10,000 people on the Thersienwiese, a large square in the city centre on which Munich normally stages its world famous Oktoberfest beer festival.
But city officials pointed to the need to respect social distancing rules and allowed a demonstration of up to 1,000 people.
The hard core of protesters is being led by several new groups.
One group is Resistance 2020, led by a lawyer from eastern Leipzig and a doctor from south-western Germany who question official corona statistics and view the main political parties as constructs of an elitist rule.
Another group called COMPACT describes itself as the “sharp sword against imperial propaganda”. It declares on its website that it is helping the “information offensive” for the growing protest movement.
“Why aren’t you telling us the truth, Mrs Merkel? How we are losing our freedom, jobs and health?” says COMPACT.
German media have suggested Russia could be behind a misinformation campaign that is spurring on protesters.
The German Press is starting to wake up at last after a period of just saying Yes mam! They have run the story that if we acted rationally, we could quickly overcome the consequences of the corona crisis.
But politics is deliberately spreading panic among the population and stirring up fear – and in this way causes a severe economic crisis.
For today, the initiative “lateral thinking 711” announced a rally with 500,000 participants in Stuttgart have registered. But there are protests rising in Munich and Berlin. The number of people may reach 1 million.
The government is trying with the aid of most press to label these people as right-wing racists because they cannot address their actions on false forecasts. Meanwhile, unknown persons have set up a replica tombstone in front of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s (CDU) constituency office in Stralsund symbolizing her reign some call of Terror between the refugees and now the virus over-reaction has destroy their lib=vlihoods and their future.
On top of that, the rising resentment against the Eurozone control from Brussels has many wanting to kill the Euro and return to national currencies. The cultural divides are far too great and this virus is being used for a total environmental reconstruction of the economy by sheer force. The lack of a transition or any planning whatsoever has cast the livelihoods and future of the world population is tremendous jeopardy and has drastically increased the outcome of our forecasts for not just the collapse of the Euro, but the rise in civil unrest and international war.
Trump has been advised that there is a tremendous risk rising of war. According to sources, the U.S. government is reportedly working to replace all industrial supply chains from China. This is a strategic move in light of rising tensions. But this has already been implemented by the global ban on travel and movement of commerce thanks to the Coronavirus scare worldwide. What Trump will be looking at is replacing those supply chains as they are closed at this moment.
This lockdown over the virus has destroyed the supply chains in so many areas because Gates and crew thought they could just destroy fossil fuels and rebuild without any consideration of how people make transitions for employment. During the Great Depression, it was the Dust Bowl that destroyed agricultural jobs and created the Hobo Movement because people had no income. This time it is Gates and he never considered what he was doing to society – only his Climate Change dream.
Even in the United States, we are witnessing rising civil unrest against UNCONSTITUTIONAL lockdowns.
This is going to rise as we head into November and the Democratic states, like California, think if they oppress the people hard enough, they will blame Trump.
Header: A man wearing a face mask holds a sign and a copy of the German constitution as people participate in a protest by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against the government’s restrictions following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Berlin, Germany, May 16, 2020. The sign reads: Free of Fear!” REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch