THOUSANDS PROTEST IN BERLIN AGAINST CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

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THOUSANDS PROTEST IN BERLIN AGAINST CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

Post by antilib » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:39 pm

Associated Press
August 1, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands protested Germany’s coronavirus restrictions Saturday in a Berlin demonstration marking what organizers called “the end of the pandemic” - a declaration that comes just as authorities are voicing increasing concerns about an uptick in new infections.

With few masks in sight, a dense crowd marched through downtown Berlin from the Brandenburg Gate.

Protesters who came from across the country held up homemade signs with slogans like “Corona, false alarm,” “We are being forced to wear a muzzle,” “Natural defense instead of vaccination” and “We are the second wave.”

They chanted, “We’re here and we’re loud, because we are being robbed of our freedom!”

Police used bullhorns to chide participants to adhere to social distancing rules and to wear masks, apparently with little success. They tweeted that they drew up a criminal complaint against the rally’s organizer for failing to enforce hygiene rules, then said shortly afterward that the organizer had ended the march.

Police estimated about 17,000 people turned out. The demonstrators were kept apart from counterprotesters, some of whom chanted “Nazis out!”

Protesters continued to a subsequent rally on a boulevard running through the city’s Tiergarten park, which police estimated drew 20,000 people. Police declared that event over as organizers again failed to get demonstrators to wear masks or keep their distance.

Protests against anti-virus restrictions in Germany have drawn a variety of attendees, including conspiracy theorists and right-wing populists.

Unlike the U.S., Brazil and Britain, Germany’s government has been praised worldwide for its management of the pandemic. The country’s death toll - just over 9,150 people out of more than 210,670 confirmed virus cases as of Saturday - is five times less than Britain’s, which has a smaller population.

The German government has been easing lockdown measures since late April but social distancing rules remain, as does a requirement to wear masks on public transit and in shops.

Officials have been warning against complacency as the number of new COVID-19 cases has crept up recently. Amid concerns about residents bringing home infections from summer trips abroad, officials introduced free tests for people entering the country.

Germany’s national disease control center registered 955 new cases Friday, a high figure by recent standards.

“Thousands of #covidiots are celebrating themselves in Berlin as ‘the second wave,’ without distancing, without masks,” tweeted Saskia Esken, a co-leader of the Social Democrats, the junior party in Germany’s governing coalition.

“They are not just endangering our health, they are endangering our success against the pandemic and for the revival of the economy, education and society. Irresponsible!”
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Re: THOUSANDS PROTEST IN BERLIN AGAINST CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

Post by barrysoetoro » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:43 am

They're starting to pull their heads out of their asses, seeing that placing all your trust in the government doesn't work.

Liberals on this board can't get enough of it
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Re: THOUSANDS PROTEST IN BERLIN AGAINST CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

Post by stuporstitionist » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:39 am

barrysoetoro wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:43 am
They're starting to pull their heads out of their asses, seeing that placing all your trust in the government doesn't work.

Liberals on this board can't get enough of it
Germany has a much better response to the virus than we do - precisely because their government works and they wanted to beat the virus. Germany has a national response, not 51 different responses. Government works when the right people are elected. Now a few Germans want to throw all that hard work away - rendering the sacrifices worthless.

We have 4% of the world's population and the most Covid deaths because of Trump and his abdication of duty.
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Re: THOUSANDS PROTEST IN BERLIN AGAINST CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

Post by Pete » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:48 am

stuporstitionist wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:39 am
barrysoetoro wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:43 am
They're starting to pull their heads out of their asses, seeing that placing all your trust in the government doesn't work.

Liberals on this board can't get enough of it
Germany has a much better response to the virus than we do - precisely because their government works and they wanted to beat the virus. Germany has a national response, not 51 different responses. Government works when the right people are elected. Now a few Germans want to throw all that hard work away - rendering the sacrifices worthless.

We have 4% of the world's population and the most Covid deaths because of Trump and his abdication of duty.
We have hot spots and areas that are relatively clean. Doesnt make sense to throw a one-size-fits-all blanket over the country
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Re: THOUSANDS PROTEST IN BERLIN AGAINST CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

Post by stuporstitionist » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:24 am

Pete wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:48 am
stuporstitionist wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:39 am
barrysoetoro wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:43 am
They're starting to pull their heads out of their asses, seeing that placing all your trust in the government doesn't work.

Liberals on this board can't get enough of it
Germany has a much better response to the virus than we do - precisely because their government works and they wanted to beat the virus. Germany has a national response, not 51 different responses. Government works when the right people are elected. Now a few Germans want to throw all that hard work away - rendering the sacrifices worthless.

We have 4% of the world's population and the most Covid deaths because of Trump and his abdication of duty.
We have hot spots and areas that are relatively clean. Doesnt make sense to throw a one-size-fits-all blanket over the country
A federal response doesn't mean "one size fits all". It means the Feds supply the resources so they can actually be deployed where needed. What we have is 50 States competing against each other (as well as the Feds) for those resources. You know this is true because several governors had to hide supplies and secretly ship them.

Oh, and what exactly do you mean by "relatively clean"? Is it because one or two States are on the cusp of actually containing the virus? Here in CT. we're making visitors from 34 States (and Puerto Rico) quarantine themselves for 14 days. 34 States. Sounds like a national problem that requires a national response, which is nowhere in sight because Trump surrendered to the virus in April.

Places like Texas, Florida, California, and Georgia could all sure use some actual Fed help. 8 months in and they're still short on PPE and other medical gear. Texas and Arizona have death panels. Trump plays golf and invades Portland.
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