BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – After the actually forbidden gatherings of opponents of the corona policy on Sunday, the Berlin police initiated at least 503 preliminary investigations against participants. Police said on Monday evening that 59 cases were being investigated for resistance and 43 for fatal attacks against law enforcement officers. Further reports were therefore written because of a particularly serious breach of the peace, the liberation of prisoners and violations of the Freedom of Assembly Act and the Berlin Infection Protection Ordinance.
In total, the emergency services would have had to “restrict their freedom or arrest them,” just under 1000 people, the police officers said. More than 60 percent of them came to Berlin from other federal states. Participants in unauthorized gatherings had repeatedly attacked emergency services in various districts, but also those who thought differently and at least one television team. More than 60 police officers were injured, some seriously, during operations.
Despite a ban on large demonstrations, several thousand people marched through the capital on Sunday. They kept gathering in groups in different parts of the city, and there were several clashes between protesters and police forces./kr/DP/nas