‘Masks Make Us Slaves’: Massive Anti-Lockdown Protest in Berlin

About 20,000 people — many of them maskless — marched in the streets of Berlin protesting against government lockdown measures.

It was an eclectic coalition of groups that marched, including anti-vax activists, libertarians, and people who were just sick and tired of government-imposed restrictions. But they all declared “The End of the Pandemic — Day of Freedom” — and demanded a return to a more normal life.

New York Post:

Protesters who came from across the country held up homemade signs with slogans like “Corona, false alarm,” “We are being forced to wear a muzzle,” “Natural defense instead of vaccination” and “We are the second wave.”

They chanted, “We’re here and we’re loud, because we are being robbed of our freedom!”

Police used bullhorns to chide participants to adhere to social distancing rules and to wear masks, apparently with little success. They tweeted that they drew up a criminal complaint against the rally’s organizer for failing to enforce hygiene rules, then said shortly afterward that the organizer had ended the march.

The media was busy trying to turn the rally into a neo-Nazi event.

Politico:

The interior minister for the city of Berlin, Andreas Geisel, said on Friday that neo-Nazi organizations had also called for people to participate in the march. German media outlets noted that “Day of Freedom” was also the name of a Nazi propaganda film documenting the party’s 1935 party congress in Nuremberg.

One banner at the march called for politicians such as German Health Minister Jens Spahn, Bavaria’s state premier Markus Söder, Chancellor Angela Merkel and leading Christian Drosten to be “locked away.”

There were no doubt neo-Nazis in attendance, just like there were radical libertarians, anti-vaccination believers, “right-wing extremists,” and thousands of ordinary people who’ve had enough.

New York Post:

Protesters who came from across the country held up homemade signs with slogans like “Corona, false alarm,” “We are being forced to wear a muzzle,” “Natural defense instead of vaccination” and “We are the second wave.”

They chanted, “We’re here and we’re loud, because we are being robbed of our freedom!”

Police used bullhorns to chide participants to adhere to social distancing rules and to wear masks, apparently with little success. They tweeted that they drew up a criminal complaint against the rally’s organizer for failing to enforce hygiene rules, then said shortly afterward that the organizer had ended the march.

The media was busy trying to turn the rally into a neo-Nazi event.

Politico:

The interior minister for the city of Berlin, Andreas Geisel, said on Friday that neo-Nazi organizations had also called for people to participate in the march. German media outlets noted that “Day of Freedom” was also the name of a Nazi propaganda film documenting the party’s 1935 party congress in Nuremberg.

One banner at the march called for politicians such as German Health Minister Jens Spahn, Bavaria’s state premier Markus Söder, Chancellor Angela Merkel and leading Christian Drosten to be “locked away.”

There were no doubt neo-Nazis in attendance, just like there were radical libertarians, anti-vaccination believers, “right-wing extremists,” and thousands of ordinary people who’ve had enough.

In contrast, the U.S. economy shrank by 9.5 percent. But we’re already slowly coming out of the lockdown. The German economy is still mostly shuttered.

Europe’s mix of socialist and capitalist economies will not fare well in the long run. And their planned trillion euro bailout is being criticized for not being near enough, or timely.

In this unprecedented situation, no one can say what the world will look like in six months. But governments around the world will have discovered by then that ordinary people will only cooperate so long before rebelling against restrictions on their freedom.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/08/02/masks-make-us-slaves-massive-anti-lockdown-protest-in-berlin-n741005

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