New protests against pandemic restrictions are slated for this weekend in Germany. Thousands of people do not believe in the coronavirus and accuse it of being a weapon of the capitalists. Some accuse the far right of manipulating these crowds.
“Wir sind das Volk” (“We are the people”), shout thousands of Germans gathered in Stuttgart, Berlin and even Frankfurt. It was the rallying cry of the East Germans against the communist dictatorship, in the autumn of 1989. A slogan since recovered by the extreme right and used for a few days in these new demonstrations against the wearing of the mask and the measures restrictions due to the pandemic, yet much more flexible than in France.
I will revolt and I urge all my fellow citizens to do the same: take to the streets and revolt!
This movement worries the authorities. For several weeks, it has been growing and the crowds are growing in number. Among those gathered were activists from the far right, the ultra-left, anti-vaccines, anarchists, and conspirators of all stripes who do not believe in the existence of Covid-19. They maintain that it is the weapon of the capitalists.
“They say: ‘we are not the right, we are not the left, we are free’!”, analyzes Katharine Nocun. The former political director of the Pirate party knows this nebula well. She just wrote a book about them: “Unfortunately, this is a classic far-right strategy, which uses these protests as a Trojan horse to impose its agenda on society as a whole”.
Intelligence services are closely watching these protests. The government fears for the cohesion of society. Most of the far right attacks in the past year have been carried out by conspirators.