The Hildburghausen district is considered Germany's most difficult corona hotspot.
Nevertheless, hundreds protested against the infection protection rules there.
Hundreds of people demonstrated against the new
infection control regulations in
district of Thuringia
The police used
The district has the highest
* in Germany.
Erfurt - In the Corona * hotspot district of
, the police used pepper spray to
against the new infection control regulations.
Around 400 people had gathered in the market square on Wednesday evening despite exit restrictions, video recordings showed singing protesters on the streets.
According to the police, there were numerous violations: "For example, minimum distances were not observed, masks * were not worn and they left their own apartment without good reason." The approximately 30 officers managed to disperse the protesters.
According to Mayor
Tilo Kummer, the
of a “walk”.
"I'm stunned," wrote Kummer on Facebook that evening.
“The market in
is full of people!
Quite a few do not wear masks!
What has to happen before some people understand the seriousness of the situation? ”Several people in the circle fought for their lives.
Entire daycare centers, schools, ambulance stations, fire departments had to be in
in the last two weeks
"Can't you keep a distance of two weeks?"
currently has the largest number of infections in Germany * measured in terms of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days.
with exit restrictions and closed schools and kindergartens
has been in effect there since Wednesday
The protests took place during the deliberations between the Prime Minister and Chancellor
Police break up the demonstration with pepper spray: Several reports - Prime Minister Ramelow appeals to citizens
to the police, the
was used selectively to prevent the protesters from moving onto a local road.
Multiple communicative attempts to get the participants to leave the
failed, the police said on Thursday night.
30 participants received a complaint because of some violations of the
Infection Protection Act
According to the information, there were no injuries or arrests.
The meeting began at around 7 p.m. and the protests ended at around 8.45 p.m.
Can anyone imagine how angry I am?
Video from today's demonstration in the #hotspot #hildburghausen
From such "concerned parents" I might have the children in emergency care tomorrow. # Ohwieistdasschön # not pic.twitter.com/BhzPP83D85
- maeusebiss (@maeusebiss) November 25, 2020
Thuringia's Prime Minister
appealed to the people in the Hildburghausen district to adhere to the new infection protection rules.
There is a great effort to “protect life and limb of people” with stricter measures, he said on Wednesday after the Prime Minister's switch with Chancellor
But he saw pictures that showed that several hundred people had gathered in the market square.
Demonstration in Hildburghausen: District with the highest incidence in Germany
These people, according to
, had given the signal that they were
* in their circle.
"You are in the district with the highest infection rate in all of Germany, but you signal that you are more likely to reject the measures to prevent the infections," said Ramelow.
According to figures from the
Robert Koch Institute
*, there were 526.9 cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants per week
- this is the nationwide strongest infection.
On Thursday, the RKI even reported an incidence of 602.9.
From a value of 50, a region is considered a risk area *.
Ramelow appealed to the people in
to show solidarity and "to help and support one another".
Especially in the southern Thuringia area, the situation is
because of the
* in the intensive care units of hospitals.
"If you then also believe that you can react to it with a greater form of disregard and denial, you are doing your fellow citizens a disservice," said
dpa / fmü
* Merkur.de and tz.de are part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.