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Berlin police forcefully disperse protest over virus rules

Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
APTOPIX Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
APTOPIX Virus Outbreak Germany Protests
Posted at 3:58 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 12:24:17-05

BERLIN (AP) — German police fired water cannons at demonstrators protesting coronavirus restrictions after saying the crowd ignored warnings to wear masks and to keep their distance from one another. As water from the cannons rained down on protesters outside Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday, police in riot gear moved through the crowd carrying away some protesters. The protests came as German lawmakers debated a bill that would provide legal underpinning for the government to issue social distancing rules, require masks in public and to close stores and other venues. The bill easily passed both the lower and upper houses of Germany’s parliament and was being fast-tracked to the county’s president for his signature later Wednesday.