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Corona: Incidence over 600 - and people singing on the streets - police dissolve protests with pepper spray


The Hildburghausen district is considered Germany's most difficult corona hotspot. Nevertheless, hundreds protested against the infection protection rules there.

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

    pepper spray




    the gathering


  • The district has the highest


    * in Germany.

Erfurt - In the Corona * hotspot district of


, the police used pepper spray to

break up

a protest


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

participants spoke

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.

A regional


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

Angela Merkel


Police break up the demonstration with pepper spray: Several reports - Prime Minister Ramelow appeals to citizens


to the police, the

pepper spray

was used selectively to prevent the protesters from moving onto a local road.

Multiple communicative attempts to get the participants to leave the

demonstration have

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

- maeusebiss (@maeusebiss) November 25, 2020

Thuringia's Prime Minister

Bodo Ramelow

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

Angela Merkel


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

not interested

in the

corona infection

* 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

in Hildburghausen

- 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

corona virus

* 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


* and are part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2020-11-27

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