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Germany’s virus response won plaudits. But protests over vaccines and masks show it’s a victim of its own success

(CNN)It was a woman with blonde dreadlocks who capped off one of the biggest anti-coronavirus demonstrations in Europe on Saturday, which saw tens of thousands of anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists and the far-right march through the German capital, Berlin. Speaking on a stage by Germany’s parliament, the Reichstag, she egged the crowds on to occupy the building. […]

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Far Right Germans Try to Storm Reichstag as Coronavirus Protests Grow – The New York Times

By Katrin Bennhold Aug. 31, 2020 BERLIN — It was shortly after 7 p.m. when a self-described healer got on stage outside the German Parliament and urged the jeering crowd of protesters to storm the building: “There is no more police!” she shouted. “We have won!” What followed was a scene many Germans thought had been […]

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Germany coronavirus: Anger soon after endeavor to storm parliament

Some protesters broke by to the Reichstag before remaining dispersed An attempt to storm Germany’s parliament through Saturday’s huge Berlin protest in opposition to Covid-19 limitations has been condemned by politicians throughout the political spectrum. Demonstrators, a lot of with far-correct sympathies, broke by a cordon and ran up the steps of the Reichstag right […]

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IN PICTURES: Police in Berlin halt anti-coronavirus protest – The Local

Police in Berlin have called off an 18,000-strong protest against coronavirus restrictions, saying protesters had not worn masks, as required by a court. “Unfortunately, we have no other option,” Berlin police wrote on Twitter. “We’ve approached the leader of the demonstration and informed him that his assembly will be dissolved by the police. All the […]

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Spanish Cannabis Approved for Import to Germany | Cannabis Industry Journal

The doors are opening to the German cannabis market across Europe, starting with Spain. The future is here. It is official. BfArM, the German version of the Food and Drug Administration and the federal agency with oversight of the national cannabis program, has approved Spanish medical cannabis imports into the country. Indeed, three German companies […]

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Alpaca therapy helps convicts with mental illness – France 24

Alpaca therapy helps convicts with mental illness Offenders with mental health conditions at a southern German hospital can pitch in with looking after a small herd of alpacas as part of their therapy. Staff at the Mainkofen psychiatric hospital in Bavaria say the aim is for the generally calm animals to help patients develop skills […]

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Germany passes law banning ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors – BBC News

The practice will be banned for under-18s, but critics have called for the age limit to be raised. Source: Germany passes law banning ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors – BBC News