German MPs vote to boost pandemic powers amid huge protests, clashes

Police used water cannon to break up a large demonstration on Wednesday not far from the German parliament, as lawmakers passed legislative amendments boosting government powers in the pandemic.The Interior Ministry had banned rallies from taking place outside the Reichstag parliament building and in the surrounding government district, but around 7,000 people gathered on the edges of the cordoned-off area, according to police spokesperson Anja Dierschke.The protest at the landmark Brandenburg Gate had largely dispersed in the afternoon, after security forces used pepper spray and sprinkled th…

Read More

HEDGE accordingly