Berlin police have arrested about 600 people participating in a banned coronad sample. Thousands of people ignored that ban.
More than two thousand agents were deployed to dissolve the demonstration. At the Brandenburg Gate, protesters were told to break apart or that the water cannon would otherwise be used. The police said protesters attacked cops.
Police arrested hundreds of people:
The manifestation was initiated by the Querdenker movement. It attracts many conspiracy thinkers, anti-vaccination activists and right-wing extremists, the German intelligence services say.
The court refused to authorise thirteen demonstrations against the corona measures this week, fearing that they would lead to infections. Among other things, it was argued that protesters were not expected to wear masks and keep distance.