Escaping Corona A Community of German Anti-Vaxxers on the Black Sea Coast

A number of Germans have sought refuge on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast from what they view as dictatorial anti-coronavirus measures back home. It has developed into a kind of alternative reality for conspiracy theorists.
By Walter Mayr in Aheloy, Bulgaria
German campers at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast: "We are being approached by more and more people who want to leave."

German campers at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast: "We are being approached by more and more people who want to leave."

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Anti-vaxxers at a demonstration in Saarbrücken on Dec. 19

Anti-vaxxers at a demonstration in Saarbrücken on Dec. 19

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The vacation apartment complex Château Aheloy

The vacation apartment complex Château Aheloy

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Excerpts from a Telegram group chat: "In times of war, people have always fled!"

Excerpts from a Telegram group chat: "In times of war, people have always fled!"