200 Detained While Suppressing Quarantine Protests in Berlin

In the German capital, thousands of people are protesting against quarantine measures. For the first time in many years, the Berlin police used water cannons and tear gas. Almost 200 people were detained, nine guards were injured.

According to German media reports, about ten thousand people gathered at the Brandenburg Gate. Most are without masks and do not keep their distance. The Bundestag today adopted amendments to the law on infection protection. It expands the powers of the German Ministry of Health in terms of possible restrictive measures.

A nationwide quarantine in Germany has been in effect since November 2. Restaurants, bars, fitness clubs and beauty salons are closed for at least a month.

How do residents of other countries relate to restrictive measures due to the pandemic – in the report of Vladimir Seroukhov.

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