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Thousands Of Protesters In Germany Oppose Social Isolation

Thousands of people in Berlin, Stuttgart (Germany) took to the streets to protest against the government's application of social isolation measures to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Sheet DW ( Germany ) reported on 25/4, there were thousands of people participated in demonstrations in the cities of Berlin, Stuttgart against measures social distance that the government put in place to protect the country against pandemic COVID-19 .

In Volksbühne alone, near the center of Berlin, about 1,000 people gathered to protest. These people held up many signs with the words "defending constitutional rights" and shouted slogans like "I want to return to my life".

Some protesters carried newspapers and questioned the need for the blockade. They even claim that the corona virus is just an attempt to gain power by spreading fear. In an effort to stop the crowds, police blocked the square in front of the building. Authorities also used hand-held loudspeakers to call for people to disband themselves. More than 100 people were arrested.

It has been the seventh day of consecutive protests in Berlin, with participants including extremist populists and conspiracy theories. Police said it had deployed 180 soldiers to disperse the latest protest.

Meanwhile, in the southwestern region of Stuttgart, about 350-500 people responded to the Querdenken group's call. The group leader, Michael Ballweg, declared the protest to support basic rights such as freedom of assembly and religious freedom.

In order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic that killed over 5,800 people, Germany has been implementing a series of social isolation measures. The government banned gatherings on 20 people, while restaurants, bars and schools were closed.

Some areas have begun to relax socially when the number of new infections has plummeted. Many schools and non-essential shops with an area of ​​less than 800m2 are reopened. The government still requires people to wear masks when shopping and on public transport.

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