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Corona demo Leipzig: Corona opponents are mobilizing again - extremists and hooligans are also expected

2020-11-22T02:18:11.459Z

Leipzig has a turbulent Saturday ahead of it: Eight demonstrations have been registered in the city, including one by Corona opponents. The police will be on site with a large number.



Leipzig has a turbulent Saturday ahead of it: Eight demonstrations have been registered in the city, including one by Corona opponents.

The police will be on site with a large number.

  • On November 7th, a

    demonstration of

    the Corona opponents

    escalated

    in Leipzig.

  • Then

    Saxony

    tightened

    the demonstration rules - now only 1000 people are allowed at individual gatherings.

  • As a

    precaution, the

    police have

    already planned water cannons and a cavalry team

    for the demos on Saturday in

    Leipzig

    .

Leipzig - On Saturday,

Leipzig will

once again be the venue for several rallies around Corona and the associated politics in Germany.

This time, the organizer of a protest by opponents of the current measures is not the

“lateral thinking” movement

, but someone from their environment.

The demonstrators are supposed to gather at 1 p.m. on Kurt-Masur-Platz behind the Gewandhaus - near the university, fairly close to the city center.

Her motto:

"Life after Corona"

.

The police have announced that they will accompany the demo Saturday in Leipzig with a

large contingent

.

For this she receives support from Baden-Württemberg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Bremen, Brandenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Saxony-Anhalt and the federal police.

The city and the police have announced that this time they will consistently punish any violations of the corona rules.

Depending on the development, a

police helicopter

will

circle over the city.

Water cannons

and an equestrian team are also available.

Spray from water cannons was only used on Wednesday during demonstrations in Berlin against the new Corona Infection Protection Act.

Corona demo in Leipzig: the protection of the Constitution also expects violent groups

According to the

police

, the

protest meeting against the Corona measures should be

bordered with bars and access will be controlled.

In Saxony, meetings with a maximum of 1000 participants are currently only permitted.

The police announced that their focus would be on "separating peaceful and unpeaceful participants" in the various gatherings.

The

Protection of the Constitution

has, according to

dpa

reports that will mobilize both the extreme right and the extreme left-wing camp for Leipzig.

Reich citizens and violent groups such as

hooligans

could also come to the city.

Overall, the protection of the Constitution expects a

"heterogeneous protests"

.

Protest against opponents of the current measures comes from the action network

“Leipzig takes place”

, which calls for three rallies in central squares of the city.

In addition, according to the city, four other meetings are registered.

📢📢📢 PLAN CHANGE: The oath Nazis come Saturday at 1 p.m. so that we can greet them with our loud counter-protest, let's start earlier: 12:30 p.m. @Augustusplatz (Gewandhausseite) #SchwurbLE # le2111 📢📢📢 Think about MNS & 1.5m intervals!

- Leipzig takes a seat (@ take a seat) November 19, 2020

Corona demo in Leipzig: At the beginning of the month, “lateral thinking” mobilized 20,000 participants

Two weeks ago on November 7th, the last big corona demo took place in Leipzig, the escalation of which sparked a lot of discussion and criticism.

Around 20,000 participants came to

the event of the

“lateral thinking”

initiative

- distance and mask rules were not adhered to in many places, there were scuffles, pyrotechnics flew through the air.

In response, the Saxon government tightened the rules for meetings.

Opponents of corona requirements and counter-demonstrators are also mobilizing

in numerous

other German cities

for Saturday.

In Bochum, the initiative "lateral thinking 234 Bochum" has registered 1000 participants.

Among other things, a speech by “lateral thinking” founder Michael Ballweg has been announced.

2000 participants were registered in Göppingen, and organizers expect several hundred each at demonstrations in Pforzheim, Hanover and Berlin.

The

Munich

Administrative

Court, on the other hand, confirmed the city's ban on a “lateral thinker” demonstration, for which up to 30,000 participants were registered on the Theresienwiese in Munich.

(dpa / cibo) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen digital network.

Source: merkur

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