At least 12 law enforcement officials were injured in Dresden during protests held on March 13 against restrictions imposed by the coronavirus. The newspaper Die Zeit reported this with reference to the police.
According to her, a total of 47 offenses were recorded during the day, including nine cases of physical attacks on law enforcement officers, seven episodes of insults and two violations of the law on carrying weapons and assemblies. The protesters also resisted the police.
As noted by Die Zeit, at least three protesters were detained for attacking law enforcement officers.
On March 13, several thousand people gathered in several cities in Germany to protest the coronavirus restrictions. The demonstrators demanded that all the bans be lifted.
According to the Robert Koch Institute of Virology, more than 2.5 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in Germany during the pandemic. The number of infected people decreased in January and February, but since March, the statistics began to deteriorate again. Experts explain this by the spread of a more infectious strain and believe that the increase in incidence will continue until at least the beginning of April.