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Offenbach (dpa/lhe) – Hundreds of people protested peacefully in Offenbach on Saturday against the government’s corona measures. The rally was initially peaceful. The police estimated the number of demonstrators at around 1,200. Almost 300 people gathered for a counter-demonstration. A vigil was held in front of the synagogue. There were temporary traffic delays.
The demonstrators marched through the north end and the city center in a procession more than a kilometer long with drums, posters and action vehicles. “Fight for your freedom as if it were toilet paper”, “Vaccination – no thanks” and “Don’t let yourself be divided” could be read on the posters. A police spokesman spoke of a relaxed atmosphere.
According to the city, the protest march had been properly registered and approved subject to conditions. Among other things, the demonstrators had to keep minimum distances from each other and wear masks in certain situations.
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