Hamburg: Around 2,900 people at a demonstration against corona deniers – News – Hamburg

Status: 01/15/2022 3:55 p.m

In Hamburg, several thousand people took to the streets against corona deniers and conspiracy ideologies on Saturday.

According to the police, around 2,900 people took part in a protest march through the city center under the motto “Solidarity and education instead of conspiracy ideologies”. At the rally, posters read slogans such as “Vaccinate instead of scolding”, “Anyone who walks with Nazis hasn’t understood anything” or “Think laterally over the cliff”. The demonstration was bigger than expected. Originally, 1,000 participants were registered. According to the police, the march from Dammtor station via Jungfernstieg to Mönckebergstraße was peaceful – the Corona requirements were met.

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Alliance against the right had called for a demo

The Hamburg alliance against the right had called for the demonstration. The alliance is supported by more than 100 groups and organizations. Among them are the second division football club FC. St. Pauli also has the ver.di union and the Education and Science Union (GEW). The global climate movement “Fridays For Future” and the parliamentary groups of the Greens and Left also took part in the demonstration.

Protest was originally a counter-demonstration

The gathering was originally planned as a counter-demonstration for a large anti-vaccination demonstration, to which up to 15,000 people were expected. The police had it prohibited on Thursday for reasons of infection control. The reason was the fear that the demonstrators would not comply with the Corona requirements. On the other hand, around 300 people protested peacefully in front of the Hamburger Kunsthalle on Friday evening. An urgent application by the applicant against the prohibition was rejected by the administrative court on Friday.

Several small demos against Corona politics

Instead, critics of the Corona measures held several small demonstrations in the Hanseatic city on Saturday. A demo with almost 200 participants moved from the Landungsbrücken in St. Pauli in the direction of the Altona town hall. Two other demonstration trains were registered in Barmbek and at the Mundsburg.

Further information

A participant with an aluminum hat at the demonstration against the corona vaccination on January 8, 2022 in Hamburg. © NDR Photo: Finn Kessler

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