Protests against COVID-19 restrictions in Germany

Protests against COVID-19 restrictions in Germany

Dozens of people were detained following protests against the pandemic restrictions after some rallies turned violent, police in Germany said.

Berlin police said 86 people were detained after bottles were thrown at officers during a demonstration in Alexanderplatz, a large central square in former East Berlin.

Two police officers were injured during the protests. In the western city of Dortmund,
police said a man attacked a TV crew during a protest, the 23-year-old assailant was arrested, AP reported.

Cologne Police said that some protesters in the city urged shoppers to remove their face masks when entering stores.

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