Dusseldorf. A total of around 1,700 people demonstrated last weekend against measures to contain the corona pandemic. There were more than 50 gatherings.
The NRW Ministry of the Interior announced on Monday evening that there had been crimes and attacks. NRW Minister of the Interior Herbert Reul (CDU) sees some demonstrations against the corona measures that have reached the limits of freedom of demonstration. This is the case if the minimum distance is undershot and passers-by and police officers are coughed consciously, Reul said on Monday in Düsseldorf. “These people not only endanger themselves, but also others. The police must not tolerate that. “
In addition, left and right extremists misused the protest for their anti-state purposes. He would put the topic on the agenda of the next interior ministerial conference in June.
According to police, both left-wing and right-wing extremists took part in an unannounced demonstration against the Corona measures at the weekend in Cologne. That was also relatively new for the police, Cologne police chief Uwe Jacob had explained.