At least 14 police officers injured in protests against COVID restrictions in Germany

According to the authorities, at least 14 police officers were injured during protests against restrictions to contain coronavirus infections in Greiz, Thuringia.

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday after a call on social networks and marched across a bridge in the city until the protest was stopped by police officers.

The demonstrators tried to break the police cordon and clashes broke out in which the police used pepper spray, a DPA photographer present at the scene reported.

At least 14 police officers injured in protests against COVID restrictions in Germany
At least 14 police officers injured in protests against COVID restrictions in Germany

According to the police, two of the wounded police officers are temporarily unable to work, and one officer had to be hospitalized.

The authorities identified 207 demonstrators, initiated 44 criminal proceedings and 47 administrative offense proceedings.

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