The following four videos chronicle yet another weekend of anti-lockdown protests in Germany.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
Video #1: A girl on the ground
Notes from the original YouTube video (also translated by MissPiggy):
YouTube Independent journalist Lisa Lecentia getting arrested in Cologne —
Activist Lisa Lecentia was attacked and beaten by “Antifa” supporters at the demo for our freedom in Cologne. When she defended herself, she was knocked down by the police. She was even handcuffed.
Video #2: “Pull back or I’ll use my gun”
From the notes on the YouTube original (also translated by MissPiggy):
Corona-Demo Gera on May 16, 2020 — policewoman screams: “Go back or I will use gun”?
Apparently a policewoman was overstrained and lost her nerve during the Corona demonstration at the corn market in Gera on May 16, 2020. The policewoman said: “Get back or I’ll use my gun.”
An eyewitness describes the incident: Policewoman screams “I’m using the gun!” I was there with my husband. The people were sitting and standing peacefully together at a distance. There was no reason for the police to be so aggressive. We shouted, and “this is against our own people”, “Fie, shame on you police”, and shortly afterwards we were told over the police loudspeaker that the police did not want to hear any comments and that we should shut up. Some citizens who watched the video said the policewoman said: “Go back or I’ll put some pepper in it.” — Watch the video and listen carefully whether gun or pepper was said.
Video #3: A protest and manhunt in Berlin
Midway through this video you’ll see a man elude the grasp of the police and take off running. Watch how many officers set off in hot pursuit.
Video #4: The arrest of Angelika Barbe
Angelika Barbe was a dissident in the DDR (East Germany), and became a politician after Germany reunited. In the following video she is arrested in at an anti-lockdown protest in Berlin.
Below is a Facebook post by Angelika Barbe (also translated by MissPiggy) about her experience at the hands of the police in the Alexanderplatz:
Dear FB friends,
We just got back from being led away by the police at Alexanderplatz. This arrest is shocking in many ways, not only because of the degrading film footage.
We arrived at the Alex at about 2:50 pm, which was not very busy, and were surprised about a cordoned-off area in the middle of the square. I turned to a policeman, who kindly explained to me that this was the approved portion for the Antifa demo. If we wanted to participate in it, we could do it. In the meantime several passers-by had become curious, we started talking. Suddenly I was barked at by a policeman with the number 34113, I should leave the Alex. Perplexed, I answered that I was here with a friend and my husband, that I wanted to talk to people and also go shopping. He was obviously angry that I did not obey his order immediately. He immediately verbally sent me off. In surprise I turned to another policeman and asked him why the Antifa was protected but we passers-by were not allowed to stay. He also asked me to leave. I relented and explained that I wanted to go shopping, but he let me go on. A few moments later, 34 113 came storming after me and shouted: “No, we’ll report them!”
Thereupon about five policemen rushed at me from behind, two took my arms brutally and mercilessly, dragged me on by force, two flanked the attack. As I recently had a knee operation and I am still suffering from pain, I cannot run so fast and I kept shouting that they should be slow and not rush me, I would not resist and go myself. On the contrary, they ran faster, still twisted my arm and bent my left hand, which the spectators could not see. I pointed at my knee scar and desperately asked to walk slowly. They regarded this as resistance.
It was an arbitrary arrest, I offered no resistance and was fished out of the discussion group. My husband asked the policemen why they had arrested me of all people, especially since several were also standing on the square and remained undisturbed.
Video transcript #1:
|00:00||Keep one and a half yards distance.|
|00:13||You, too! Stay back. Go back is what I said! Yes!|
|00:21||Go further back! —You are pushing her! You’re pushing her!|
|00:25||What for, damn it!? It’s a woman, damn it.|
|00:29||It’s just a girl on the ground damn it.|
|00:33||Only a girl on the ground.|
|00:37||Keep your distance.|
|00:50||Keep your distance. Yes. Keep your distance.|
|00:58||It’s just a girl. —Ow! —The girl wasn’t the aggressor.|
|01:11||She was pushed. —The girl was not the aggressor.|
|01:16||She was hit. —Yes, exactly. I saw it. —We did, too.|
|01:20||Please understand this woman was defending herself. —Yes. —She was rammed.|
|01:26||Stay back! Stay back! Please don’t getting any closer and stay back.|
|01:41||Unbelievable! Look at this s***! You should be ashamed. Shameful!
Video transcript #2:
|00:02||Pull back or I’ll use my gun. —What!? Use your weapon?|
|00:07||Then go ahead and use it! She’s going to use her weapon!|
|00:11||I’ve never heard anything like that before! Never!|
|00:15||I’ll use my weapon, is what she said! She’ll use her weapon!|
|00:22||You bunch of criminals! —Your siblings are sitting at home. —We have a right to freedom.
Video transcript #3:
|00:04||A vaccine that hasn’t been tested enough. Vaccine development|
|00:09||normally takes several years. At least five years.|
|00:13||So how fast is it being developed here? They say due to this emergency, maybe we’ll have one|
|00:17||by autumn, but they are already doing testing.|
|00:24||Would any of you allow yourself to be vaccinated?|
|00:27||Do you want to be vaccinated with something that wasn’t tested for five years?|
|00:31||No! —It is an infringement of your physical safety by the government.|
|00:41||Should the government give you a shot? —No! —I don’t hear you.|
|00:45||No! —I still don’t hear you. —No! —So, they have played|
|00:50||different players in this game. And now comes…|
|01:02||What is Bill Gates and his foundation? In the beginning,|
|01:06||I just thought he wanted to earn money with his research.|
|01:11||I thought, oh, he’s clever. Three years ago Kai said he was the secret boss of the WHO.|
|01:20||I was expelled by the police from the area and was going in the direction the officers sent me.|
|01:26||Then I was tackled by them and now I’m being charged with insulting an officer.|
|01:31||It’s total nonsense and I’m being arrested for it.|
|01:39||Super! Thank you. —I’m from the press. —What’s happening in Germany isn’t normal anymore.|
|01:53||You should be ashamed of yourselves. —Thank you! —Monopolists of violence is what they are.|
|01:57||They have the right. —I hope you tell the truth. —I’ve been saying for the last six weeks.|
|02:04||Boooo! You should be ashamed of yourselves. Shame on you!|
|02:12||Shame on you! Shame on you!|
|02:21||Excuse me, excuse me! Hello! —Hey!|
|02:58||Diseases follow me; I don’t know why that is, either. Now I’m separated from the woman.|
|03:02||Let’s see how it goes. —There are differing opinions; do you believe it exists or not?|
|03:08||Corona exists, yes. —Oh. OK. That’s the first point.|
|03:12||I had it, but according to the doctors I don’t have any antibodies.|
|03:17||Maybe they come later. I’m not nervous, though.|
|04:04||When are you going to understand?! There should be no repeat of the DDR!|
|04:12||It’s time for love! It’s time for peace! Peace and freedom! For everyone!|
|04:27||Attention! Attention! This is the police speaking. I’m addressing the people|
|04:31||who are in the area between Spandauer Straße|
|04:34||and Liebknecht Straße. —We aren’t just people! We have names! —with the ordinance|
|04:38||of containment measures from the city of Berlin, gathering is illegal.|
|04:43||We’re humans. —For this reason, the police request that you leave|
|04:47||using the Schloßplatz square, and to separate into smaller groups.|
|04:53||If you do not comply with this request, you will be faced with police action. It is now 5:12 p.m.|
|05:02||That was the end of the third and last announcement.|
|05:05||This is where it stops! This is where this s*** stops!|
|05:58||Shame on you ! Shame on you!|
|06:42||Hey! Leave the people alone! —This is unbelievable.|
|06:47||Shame on you! Shame on you!——Get outta here!|
|06:55||Stand up for us! Don’t turn your backs on us!|
|07:04||Stand up for us! —Shame on you! Shame on you! —A duty to demonstrate!|
|07:08||You have a duty to demonstrate. —Turn around!
Video transcript #4:
|00:00||Angelika Barbe is being arrested right now. —You criminals!|
|00:05||You criminal police, man! You criminal police, man!|
|00:10||Shame on you! —Fascist police. Ugh! Disgusting!|
|00:14||Ugh! Disgusting! —You criminals, man!|
|00:23||Sure, just let me… —An old woman, damn it!|
|00:30||Keep your hands to yourselves! —Keep the required distance, OK? You can walk alongside.|
|00:34||You can walk alongside. You can go with her. —I want to go.|
|00:39||Should I also take you? —I’m going in front.|
|00:51||I’m going shopping. I’m going shopping. —No.|
|01:01||No! Please leave me alone now!|
|01:09||I just wanted to go shopping. They are snatching me away.|
|01:15||Ow! My… Ow!|
|01:23||Leave me alone. Stop it! —We spoke to you several times. —No.|
|01:29||Yes. You said you wanted to be arrested. —No, I said, you don’t believe me.