Yes, it’s unconstitutional everywhere!
Covid-19 health concerns are not grounds for a general ban on public demonstrations, a German court has ruled, after activists took a case arguing that Berlin’s current restrictions on public gatherings are unconstitutional.
If they adhere to social distancing rules, Germans should have the right to hold political protests, the Constitutional Court said in the Thursday ruling.
Activists in Giessen, a town in the federal state of Hesse, had planned a protest march to denounce new rules that ban gatherings of more than two people in public, arguing that they were in breach of the country’s constitution and citizens’ right to free assembly.
The court agreed, saying that an outright ban on such gatherings would be unconstitutional and asked authorities to review the measures.