Protesters erupt in Germany, defy coronavirus curbs

In one of the country's largest such rallies so far this year, police used pepper spray to disperse people protesting against coronavirus curbs in the German city of Kassel on Saturday. Several thousand people gathered at the main protest site on a square in the city centre, packed closely together without wearing face masks.

Protest of protests

Protestors take part in a march demanding the compliance of basic rights and an end of the restrictive coronavirus measures in Kassel, central Germany.

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No mask, no dictatorship

A demonstrator wears a headband with the lettering 'dictatorship' during the demonstration.  

 

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The rebellion

Protestors hold up a banner reading 'Corona rebels Duesseldorf' as they take part in the demonstration.

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Confrontation

A protestor and a policeman clash on the sidelines of the demonstration.  

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'Be free'

Protestors hold up an umbrella with the lettering reading 'Be free'. 

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