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Regional News • Americas • United States
US study shows: greater use of force against left-wing demonstrations
US study shows: greater use of force against left-wing demonstrations
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A study by the US Crisis Monitor based on around 13,000 demonstrations across the US since April 2020 shows that the police use force three times more often on left than right-wing demonstrators.

Barack Obama used this data in a statement to justify why Trump supporters were not stopped at the Capitol: The use of police force against predominantly white demonstrators is now demonstrably significantly reduced.

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Despite possible demo ban: Covid-19 skeptics vow to 'storm Berlin'
Despite possible demo ban: Covid-19 skeptics vow to 'storm Berlin'
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Anti-Covid-19 protesters in Berlin are planning a large-scale demonstration at the weekend in defiance of a ban imposed by the state's authorities. Police in the capital is preparing for all eventualities. The local court currently has lifted the ban, but the decision is not yet final. In any case, protestors plan on coming to Berlin.

Organizers of the coronavirus skeptics' demonstrations set to take place this weekend expected more than 22,000 people to descend on Berlin, with bus trips organized from around the country.

Regional News • Europe • Germany
Berlin bans demonstration against Covid-19 measures
Berlin bans demonstration against Covid-19 measures
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The Berlin authorities have banned the large demonstration against the Covid-19 measures planned for this Saturday.

"Freedom of assembly does not mean being able to disregard applicable law"

Among the expected group of participants, violations of the current infection protection ordinance can be expected, said Interior Senator Andreas Geisel (SPD) on August 26, 2020.