Corona Conspiracy Theorists Protests in Germany See Fringe Mix with the Mainstream

At demonstrations and on the internet, both the far-left and the far-right have converged in their agitation against measures taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus. In a disturbing development, their conspiracy theories are also reaching the mainstream.
A protest in Berlin against coronavirus containment measures taken by the government.

A protest in Berlin against coronavirus containment measures taken by the government.

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Protesters at Saturday's "Querdenken" demonstration in Stuttgart

Protesters at Saturday's "Querdenken" demonstration in Stuttgart

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A woman protesting the lockdown

A woman protesting the lockdown

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A corona lockdown protester in Munich wears a hat with the logo of the right-wing populist AfD party.

A corona lockdown protester in Munich wears a hat with the logo of the right-wing populist AfD party.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel, together with Bavarian Governor Markus Söder and Hamburg Mayor Peter Tschentscher after a May 6 video conference on easing the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, together with Bavarian Governor Markus Söder and Hamburg Mayor Peter Tschentscher after a May 6 video conference on easing the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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