Thousands gather in Berlin for ‘anti-corona’ protest against Covid-19 restrictions
Police say protesters will be cleared if they do not adhere to coronavirus safety rules
Thousands of coronavirus sceptics have gathered in Berlin for a protest against pandemic restrictions that was allowed to go ahead after a bitter legal battle.
Police said they would turn out in force and strictly monitor compliance with mask wearing and social distancing. The city’s top officer, Barbara Slowik, said that if the demonstrators did not adhere to virus safety rules, police would clear the area very quickly.