30.07.2022, Berlin: Teilnehmer der Demonstration "Uneingeschränkte Wiederherstellung sämtlicher Grundrechte" stehen unweit des Reichstages. Anlaß für die Veranstaltung sind nach Aussage der Organisatoren die Corona-Schutzmaßnahmen der Länder und des Bundes. Foto: Paul Zinken/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

Opponents of the Corona measures gathered at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Saturday. According to the police, more than 1,000 people took part in the protest march, which started late at noon on March 18 Square under the motto “Unrestricted restoration of all fundamental rights”.

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According to a dpa reporter, several dozen people came together there to counter-protest. These included, for example, members of the initiative “Grandmas against the Right”, which campaigns against anti-Semitism, racism, misogyny and fascism.

According to the police, more than 200 emergency services were on site. According to their information, the organizers of the protest against the Corona measures had spoken in advance of 10,000 participants. Originally it was said that the protest march should lead back to the Brandenburg Gate. According to a police spokesman, however, the route was extended and should lead, among other things, from Torstrasse to Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse to Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Left-wing initiatives had called for counter-protests there.

Several participants in the demonstration called for the release of Michael Ballweg, the founder of the “lateral thinking” movement, from custody. The Stuttgart public prosecutor’s office is investigating the 47-year-old for fraud and money laundering. The “lateral thinking” movement is directed against the Corona policy.