Protests in Germany over national lockdown as thousands call for Merkel to quit
Protests have erupted in Germany as thousands took to the streets all around the country on Saturday, November 7 after the country entered into a four-week partial lockdown on Monday. Bars, restaurants, gyms and theatres have all been closed, but schools remain open.
German journalist Martin Heller tweeted: “Firecrackers on police officers. Corona demonstrators drive the security forces on the ring in front of them. Loss of control.”
In a later tweet, he added: “The moment the police withdraw, Corona protesters force unauthorized march across the ring in #Leipzig.”
— Wᵒˡᵛᵉʳᶤᶰᵉ Uᵖᵈᵃᵗᵉˢ𖤐 (@W0lverineupdate) November 7, 2020
Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the lockdown measures to the nation, warning Germans that “we need to take action now”.
“Our health system can still cope with this challenge today, but at this speed of infections it will reach the limits of its capacity within weeks.”
Mrs Merkel on Monday insisted that if people respected the restrictions “then we will be able to have the conditions for a tolerable December”.
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