German politicians express alarm over anti-lockdown protests held over the weekend in major cities throughout Germany.

  • Protests were noted in Berlin, Munich, and Stuttgart.
  • Protests were relatively modest in size but several resulted in violent clashes with police.
  • German leaders warn that conspiracy theorists and others with an agenda were exploiting frustration over measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The protests came as Germany’s infection rate climbed about the R0 threshold of 1.