Dozens of police injured in Berlin protests against virus restrictions
Many police officers in Berlin were injured in a wave of weekend demonstrations protests against coronavirus pandemic restrictions, police said as protesters gathered again in smaller numbers on Sunday.
The rowdy protests in which many demonstrators didn’t abide with the rules, like wearing of mask, giving social distancing have sparked a chorus of condemnation including calls for tougher penalties against those that violate restrictions aimed at curbing transmission of the deadly virus.
A total of 133 people were arrested during Saturday’s protests, which included a huge “day of freedom” demo against coronavirus restrictions, police said in a statement on Sunday.
The arrests were for offences including resisting police officers, breach of the peace and the use of unconstitutional symbols. Three officers required hospital treatment, police said.