A total of 1,029 workers were infected with coronavirus due to the outbreak that was found in the Toennies slaughterhouse in the central German city of Guetersloh. This is clear from the company’s latest balance sheet.
On the same Saturday, around 60 people gathered in front of the slaughterhouse to protest the company. “We are here to protest because you are stealing people’s rights,” protesters chanted, ARD said.
Among the banners are slogans like “let’s stop the toennies system” or “animals are not a commodity”. The police have confirmed that the protest, which was called for by environmental groups like Friday for the future, was carried out peacefully.
Local authorities have asked more than 5,000 workers to conduct the tests and asked for the support of the army after non-governmental organizations, including the Red Cross, refused to help them.