While in Germany the alert for coronavirus is getting higher with almost 1000 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours, today in Berlin thousands of pandemic deniers, hostile to the restrictive measures of individual freedoms, marched in the streets of the center to the Porta from Brandenburg.
"The end of the pandemic - Freedom Day": this is how the organizers called the mobilization against what the participants believe "the biggest conspiracy theory. The police estimated the presence of 15,000 demonstrators, much less than the 500,000 expected by the sponsors of the 'initiative. Among them also no-vax and right-wing extremists. Many in the procession sang "we are the second wave" or "resistance" and few wore a mask, just as by most people the normally obligatory physical distance was not respected a meter and a half.
Among the most popular slogans of the demonstrators: "Show me your smile", in reference to the refusal to use the masks and "We are noisy, because our freedom is stolen" and again "The mask is the Nazi Jewish star of the unvaccinated". Criticized by several policy makers, the protesters were branded as 'covidiots' by Social Democrat Saskia Esken, a minority ally of the ruling coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives.