“We will not admit that some violence seekers want to exclude us on May, the day of peaceful protest,” said Gaisel. “We do not give way to violence”
There were clashes on Saturday evening between police and protesters in the Neukeln area, with Berlin police tweeting that some protesters threw stones and bottles at officers and set fire to trash.
“The violence during the march is absolutely unacceptable,” said Berlin police chief Barbara Slowick.
“The situation is getting worse. But it was quickly regulated, ”she added.
As many as 10,000 people took part in the demonstration, Slowik said.Organizers said the number of participants was more than 20,000, according to CNN-affiliated RTL.
During the day there were several gatherings in the German capital. Police said most of the demonstrations passed peacefully.
RTL reports that around 10,000 cyclists have demonstrated their resistance to capitalism in the Grunewald neighborhood.
In Lichtenberg, about 200 people protested against the epidemic measures surrounding the Ostbahnhof station. “To restore the culture and scene of the club”
Berlin has also seen protests against measures to block the coronavirus.
In August 2020, the city police ordered a halt, citing the failure of the crowd to comply with social exclusion guidelines.
Thousands of people flock to the streets of the capital, including the far-right and numerous members who identify with the right-wing conspiracy movement in the United States, QAnon.
In late April, German intelligence announced it would put some anti-blocking activists under surveillance over concerns they were trying to undermine federal legitimacy.
The National Central Office for the Defense of the Constitution (BfV) announced that the new surveillance will focus on some members of the “Querdenker” group.
The move has fostered skepticism about the coronavirus and vaccines, as well as other conspiracy theories, and is involved in violent protests against blocking.