Appearance in Stuttgart, Germany: Thomas Berthold talks with lateral thinking-Demo

opponents of the Corona-protection measures, have gathered to think on Saturday in Stuttgart to a "cross"Demo. The police spoke in the afternoon from several

Appearance in Stuttgart, Germany: Thomas Berthold talks with lateral thinking-Demo

opponents of the Corona-protection measures, have gathered to think on Saturday in Stuttgart to a "cross"Demo. The police spoke in the afternoon from several Hundred participants, the organizers have called the number to 5000. First of all, the participants had gathered in the great heat on the Marienplatz, and then moved in the direction of downtown. Protesters showed banners with slogans such as "With a mask – Without Me" or "We are on to you". They chanted "freedom, freedom". The Demonstration was organised by the Initiative "cross-711 state of mind".

Among those present was also prominent support: The football world Cup of 1990, Thomas Berthold, took part in the "#querdenken711"T-Shirt at the Demonstration and was not even on the stage was: "I'm here, just like you, because I think the Initiative of the transverse support," said the 55-Year-old in his speech, to see the video clips on Twitter. In it, he speaks, among other things, the mask duty and also possible medication in connection with Corona: "be careful what you hold and what your einwerft."

"get Our old life back"

in addition, says Berthold, is the confidence in the political leadership, in the meantime, in the case of sub-zero, "because we are defiled speculation of two scientists or representatives of the RKI, and our life is limited. I want us to get our old life back.“ His mistrust gives Berthold also this expression that the possible formation of a new party in the room: "I-see, there's no one we can choose."

The 55-year-old Berthold played in his active career, among others, Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Bayern München and VfB Stuttgart. As a defender, he completed games in 62 countries in 1990, he was with the German national team, world champion in Italy. After his career, Berthold was among several TV channels and magazines as an expert. The "picture on Sunday" said the former national player: "I'm neither with conspiracy theorists with right-wing populists have in common, I just said my opinion about the actions of the government."

The police said the afternoon of a calm course. The participants were sought, the required minimum clearances to be observed. In Berlin last weekend, thousands of against the Corona had protested restrictions. Because many of the protesters were neither spacing rules still wore masks, had dissolved the police of the rally. The organizers announced in Stuttgart, Germany, on 29. To want to August, and again in Berlin, demonstrating, and invited the Governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD).

According to a survey rejected by a large majority of the population in demonstrations against the measures for the protection against infection with the Coronavirus. In a on Saturday published survey by the Forsa Institute on behalf of the media group RTL, 91 percent claimed to have no understanding for the protests. Only nine per cent were the "RTL/ntv-the trend barometer", according to the affirmative. A clear majority (87 per cent) was also of the opinion that the people who go against the measures to the street, represent only a minority of the population.

Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 19:19

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