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. “Trump is in Berlin,” the woman falsely said, according to a video posted of her speech on social media. “Go up there and sit peaceably on [the] stairs and show President Trump … that we want world peace and that we are sick of it,” she shouted from the stage by the Reichstag. CNN has attempted to reach the woman, identified as Tamara K. in German media, for comment.[…]

By Tara John and Frederik Pleitgen, CNN


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