Güstrow/Waren/Neubrandenburg (dpa/mv) - In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, more than 2,000 people demonstrated again against German energy policy and against arms deliveries to war zones. As police spokesman said on Monday, there were protest walks and rallies in Rostock, Güstrow, Parchim, Ludwigslust, Neubrandenburg, Neustrelitz and Waren an der Müritz until the early evening. In many smaller places, the number of participants was well under 100, as in the previous weeks. However, an exact overview of the number of participants from all places was not yet available, as some actions were still running, as it was said.
Several speakers pointed out that the high energy costs are an increasing burden on companies - despite the previously announced gas and electricity price brakes from Berlin. There is still no clarity as to how this should be implemented. Inflation is a problem for many people. Some speakers welcomed the phasing out of facility-related corona vaccination at the end of the year.
Most of the participants were registered this time with 300 each in Waren and Rostock, 200 people each came in Ludwigslust and Güstrow. The total number of participants in the MV protests is now at the same level as when the protests began in early September.