Saarbrücken (ots) - Already in the early afternoon around 14:00 p.m., the "frontaliers des la brême d`or" arrived at the Goldene Bremm border crossing, as they had done in recent weeks. This time, 35 so-called cross-border commuters protested against the test that is imposed on them upon entry. French and German police officers protect the gathering at the border and at the same time protect the test center on Metzer Strasse. There were no security-related disruptions in either France or Germany. Only the traffic in the immediate vicinity of the rally was hindered for a short time.
At around 15 p.m., members of the Kurdish community center and the organizers of a vigil for the corona victims met at the Europa Gallery at the same time. While the 00 or so Kurdish participants in the assembly drew attention to the political situation in Turkey, the participants in the vigil commemorated those who had died on or with Covid. About 40 participants in the assembly invited passers-by who used the day to go shopping to commemorate and place symbolic memorial stones.
After the herald of the Bible message and activists for animal rights held their rallies in Bahnhofstrasse, the Saarbrücken police then continued at 16 p.m. with a rally of the Zero Covid Initiative on Ludwigsplatz in old Saarbrücken. About 00 people present demonstrated for a “solidarity shutdown” to protect the population from Covid infection. Since supporters and opponents were sometimes aggressive in the vicinity of the assembly, the emergency services also stepped on the scene. Assaults and assaults were prevented by the police officers by showing their presence, separating opponents, having to issue a dismissal and also carefully monitoring the exodus of the participants.
The approximately 80 officers from Saarbrücken and an operational unit of the state police headquarters who were deployed throughout the day were ultimately able to ensure that all rallies on Saturday afternoon at the border and in the lively city center went without violence and riots.
At least it was gratifying that both the French and all German participants in the assembly complied with the requirements for protection against Corona as well as the requirements of the assembly authorities and the police.
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Originally written by: Saarbrücken city police inspection
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