“But what the government probably did not expect is that this authoritarian strategy [lockdown measures] would backfire or trigger a mass awakening…” – Lion Media Report (translated from German) on Massive August Anti-Lockdown Rally in Berlin
In an exclusively-translated video from RAIR Foundation USA (see below), the citizen journalist group Lion Media provides insight on the political climate surrounding the Chinese coronavirus lockdown in the country, which prompted at least tens of thousands of people (some say over a million) to rally in downtown Berlin over the past weekend.
Protests against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s lockdown measures have been taking place almost every weekend across the country. As previously reported at RAIR, from the beginning of the pandemic, the government aggressively policed their own citizens, while the government still permitted flights from coronavirus-infected Iran and China. Additionally, state-compliant police looked the other way when Muslims gathered at a mosque.
Just like in America, politicians and their accomplices on social media and the mainstream media attempt to discredit trained physicians who dare to offer an opinion that contradicts the state-sponsored narrative. The citizen journalists at Lion Media observe that “[D]octors and epidemiologists who speak out against this catalog of government measures are being defamed as conspiracy theorists or even placed in the RIGHT corner to keep them silent.”
Addressing the lockdown, the narrator states that the arbitrary mandates are contradictory and “draconian”:
The government’s pandemic measures are based on the opinions and assessments of a few supposed experts, who in the past, for example, have massively contradicted themselves on the subject of the mandatory wearing of masks, use scare tactics, fear, and demand further draconian restrictions on our personal freedoms.
The media coverage of the demonstrations was predictably slanderous, in direct contrast with the response to a Black Lives Matter protest held in Berlin in June. The motto of the demonstration was “The End of the Pandemic – Freedom Day” under the hashtag #b0108. The left-wing politicians and their complicit media denounced the demonstration, claiming with zero evidence that it was a pro-nazi event.
Contrast the images above with the Black Lives Matter protest in June.
Benjamin Alvarez of Journalist at Deutsche Welle (DW) smeared the pro-freedom protesters:
Frederik Pleitgen of CNN claimed “neo-nazi organizations” were “included” in the demonstrations, with zero evidence.
Politicians spoke derisively of the protestors, as well.
Many on social media pointed out the hypocrisy of the coverage.
Watch the RAIR exclusively-translated video (original video here):
Germans have long known that Merkel has totalitarian instincts. Many Germans fear that If given the chance, Merkel will try to establish total control over society. Could their fears be coming to fruition? Is Merkel using the virus to prepare the ground for a totalitarian dictatorship?
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Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this video report.
Yes, now we get back to Lion Media again with an update from the Federal Republic, because yesterday something really historic happened in the capital that we’re going to talk about today. But first, if you don’t want to miss any more videos in the future, click on “subscribe now” and click the bell. Yesterday, the first of August 2020, the initiative “Querdenken 711” (lateral thinking 711), who earlier organized the Corona protests in Stuttgart, called for a mass protest in Berlin to send a signal against government arbitrariness, and anyone who has been following my channel for a long time knows how important it is that we make our critical voices heard, because what has been going on in this country for months now has nothing to do with democracy and freedom of expression. The government’s pandemic measures are based on the opinions and assessments of a few supposed experts, who in the past, for example, have massively contradicted themselves on the subject of the mandatory wearing of masks, use scare tactics, fear, and demand further draconian restrictions on our personal freedoms. Doctors and epidemiologists who speak out against this catalog of government measures are being defamed as conspiracy theorists or even placed in the RIGHT corner to keep them silent. But what the government probably did not expect is that this authoritarian strategy would backfire or trigger a mass awakening, and during demonstrations like yesterday in Berlin would loudly detonate. Here are a few scenes that took place in Berlin yesterday. Thanks to all of you that put everything on its feet, and that I’m able and allowed to speak to you. Hello Berlin, hello Germany, hello Resistance. These people who say that during the “Nazi Era” THEY would have been in the Resistance, they would not have participated. Those are usually the people who participate AGAIN today in establishing a totalitarian regime, and YOU are the RESISTANCE, and that is exactly why they will try to disparage us as conspiracy theorists and to push us into the Nazi corner, because they know exactly what they’re doing. A nice day, that’s an announcement by the police. Hey, guys, do the right thing, do the right thing, hey, do the right thing. Just start looking into your hearts. Please, please do the right thing, we’re also here for you, and you’re here for us; let’s work together. Thank YOU. Thank you for choosing your heart. You know you’re touched, and I thank you for it, do the right thing, something loving, something warm. Thank you. This is an historic moment. You will go down in history as a hero, the greatest hero of all times, if you say the RIGHT thing NOW. We are here with a BIG HEART. We ARE the people, 1.3 million, who came here with a big heart [unintelligible] Yes, as you can see, yesterday there were crowds of people for the freedom of the German people on the streets of the capital. According to the organizers, between 800,000 and 1.3 million people took part in the demonstration. In addition, an article in the Berliner Morgenpost from August 2. The mainstream media, however, report very different numbers of participants. Tagesschau “Daily News” and Cohorts, however, speak of only 17,000 to 20,000 participants, which obviously is a brazen understatement. You just have to look at the videos from yesterday to expose this LIE, or look at this comparison alone. Above, the street on June 17, filled with people, in front of the Brandenburg Gate at the Love Parade 2001. At that time, ARD and ZDF reported over 1 million participants, and below, a picture from yesterday: the same street, packed full of demonstrators. But here, ARD and ZDF report only up to 20,000 people. Find the discrepancy, and WHY do they LIE? Because the government knows that they are wrong and systematically undermine the Constitution. The awakening of the population must therefore be prevented at all costs. Mass demonstrations like yesterday are an indicator that exactly that isn’t working. This is exactly why the mainstream media has been sent out to defame the demonstrators as right-wing lunatics and corona-deniers who put the health of the population at risk because they do not abide by the rules of social distancing and the mandatory wearing of masks. The government then played exactly this card and sent the police to the event stage to end the demonstration for violating the Infection Protection Act, which, however, worked poorly, because the masses resisted the call to leave the demonstration and booed the policemen out. The event organizer was then dragged off the stage, and individual speakers such as Thorsten Schulte, aka Silberjunge, were arrested. In addition, an article from Tagesereignis (Daily Event). The SPD chair Saskia Esken wrote on Twitter: Thousands of “Covid idiots” celebrate themselves in Berlin as “the second wave”, without social distancing, without a mask. They not only endanger our health, they endanger our success against the pandemic, and the revival of the economy, education and society. Irresponsible. Although, a month and a half ago, at the “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations in Berlin, she wrote the following: Tens of thousands of demonstrators show solidarity with “Black Lives Matter” everywhere in Europe, and peacefully protest against racism and police violence. Thank you. Even if Corona forces us to keep our distance:we stand together and fight against racial discrimination. And here is a picture of the “Black Lives Matter” protests in Berlin, where the distancing rules and mask requirement were of course perfectly adhered to. Yesterday’s protests were also taken up abroad. Former US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell responded to this post from the “New York Times”; he wrote: So,the system is showing bigger and bigger cracks and the mass awakening is unstoppable. All in all a great success for the Corona Critics, and it may well be that the first of August 2020 will go down in history as Freedom Day.