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: