Numerous opponents of the corona restrictions are expected at a demonstration on Saturday at the border with Poland in Frankfurt (Oder). Under the motto “Together we set an example for peace and freedom”, the initiative “lateral thinking” from Duisburg (1 p.m.) is planning a rally with Corona opponents from Germany and Poland.
According to the police, 1,500 participants are registered. They want to protest in the square below the Oder bridge. The “lateral thinking” founder Michael Ballweg from Stuttgart has been announced as the speaker.
The officials are preparing with a large contingent for the demonstration on the border with Poland. The officers are supported by riot police and the federal police.
According to the police, two counter-demonstrations have been registered so far, including one under the motto “Masked ball instead of corona deniers” with up to 150 participants.
► “Silent march” ends ++ tussles and arrests when the sit-down is resolved
► The explosion of public anger at the demonstration against the corona rules
For several months, opponents and proponents of drastic protective measures in the corona pandemic have faced each other, sometimes irreconcilably. The police said on Friday that there was the legally protected right to hold meetings – this could be used with minor restrictions without violating the law.
In Leipzig, a demonstration of the “lateral thinking” initiative got out of hand on November 7th. Tens of thousands of people demonstrated close together without a mask and did not comply with the Corona requirements.