Berlin Court allowed a protest rally against COVID-19 restrictions

Administrative Court of Berlin on Friday on August 28, permitted the demonstration, which is satisfied with the opponents of the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus.

“The rally planned by the public movement Querdenken 711 for August 29 against coronavirus restrictions in the country and the federal states can be held by decision of the administrative court of Berlin. However, the organizer must comply with all necessary requirements when holding the rally,” – said in a statement on the court website.

Initially, authorities banned the rally on August 29. Berlin’s interior senator Andreas Geisel said that the decision was made “in order to protect against the infectious threat” and not against freedom of assembly.

The last major action against measures imposed by the coronavirus took place in Berlin on August 1. At least 18 policemen were injured in clashes with protesters then.

According to Worldometer data as of August 28, more than 240 thousand cases of COVID-19 were registered in Germany, 9.3 thousand people died and more than 215 thousand patients recovered.