The Corona Divide Germans Split Over Lifting of Lockdown

A growing number of people in Germany are resisting lockdown measures imposed to contain the coronavirus. The rift between those who support the measures and those who are critical of them is growing.
Passengers on a local commuter train in Berlin

Passengers on a local commuter train in Berlin

Foto: KARSTEN THIELKER
Sunbathers on a stretch of the Elbe River in Hamburg on a recent sunny day: Dispair is growing over people who are flouting the coronavirus rules.

Sunbathers on a stretch of the Elbe River in Hamburg on a recent sunny day: Dispair is growing over people who are flouting the coronavirus rules.

Foto: Bodo Marks / TeleNewsNetwork
A participant at the "Hygiene Protest" in front of Berlin's Volksbühne theater: Protesters believe the coronavirus containment measures violate the constitution.

A participant at the "Hygiene Protest" in front of Berlin's Volksbühne theater: Protesters believe the coronavirus containment measures violate the constitution.

Foto: EMMANUELE CONTINI / Imago Images
Restaurateur Meyer at the "EmptyChairs" protest action in Hamburg: "Has he gone soft in the head?"

Restaurateur Meyer at the "EmptyChairs" protest action in Hamburg: "Has he gone soft in the head?"

Foto: Swetlana Holz / Bar Le Lion
Protesters in Magdeburg express their opposition to the coronavirus containment measures: "Psycho terror from Merkel and Drosten"

Protesters in Magdeburg express their opposition to the coronavirus containment measures: "Psycho terror from Merkel and Drosten"

Foto: HC Plambeck / Der Spiegel
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