Residents of the buildings under quarantine in Göttingen have thrown objects at police officers and injured several of them. According to initial reports, the displeasure about the quarantine measures due to the coronavirus had increased among the residents on Saturday afternoon, a police spokeswoman said. According to the spokeswoman, several residents had tried to break through the fences that the city had erected. In addition, the police, who had been called in to help, had been thrown objects from inside the building. According to the police, several officers were injured, but it was not clear how many were injured.
An irritated and aggressive mood among the residents can be perceived. In addition, there are rumours that the residents are shooting from the residential complex with a blank gun. Furthermore, objects were set on fire. The exact cause of the Corona riots is still unclear. A demonstration of left-wing groups had taken place earlier.
The municipality of Göttingen had started further tests of the inhabitants on Saturday. According to a spokesperson for the municipal authorities, those who had a negative result in the first major test action should be re-examined for corona infection in the afternoon. Previously, the city had quarantined the approximately 700 people. Since Thursday, almost 120 people have been diagnosed with infections with the new type of coronavirus. According to the municipality, more than 200 children and teenagers live in precarious housing conditions in the residential complex.
The group of buildings on the edge of Lower Saxony’s downtown area is considered the focus of the corona eruption. The city assumes that violations of rules during private celebrations of large families for the Muslim Eid are the cause. In connection with this, infections had become known in 120 people by Friday, including 39 school children.