The protests against the measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus are an indication of an “open society”, Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble has said. Democracy and the rule of law both worked. Schäuble made a distinction between the majority of people who wished to stand up for freedom of expression, on the one hand, and of some who represented “abstruse theories”. The occurrence of these could not be prevented. Schäuble advised everyone who stood by the Basic Law to keep away from extremists.
There had been protests in many cities in Germany on Saturday, but with relatively little response. Opponents of the measures against Corona took to the streets in Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne and Essen, for instance.