Germany investigates anti-lockdown protesters’ parliament access

If you followed our live page yesterday, you will have seen reports about coronavirus protests in Berlin, Germany that led to some arrests. Some demonstrators also entered the parliamentary building, the Bundestag, ahead of a vote on coronavirus lockdown measures to harangue politicians.

Now officials are investigating how they were able to get into the Bundestag after reports that members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party let them in, German media report. The AfD said they have no knowledge of how protesters accessed the building.

Germany introduced a partial lockdown two weeks ago as the country faced an increase of infections. On Thursday, the head of the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases (RKI) said the number of new cases remains too high, however it also added that the new restrictions were showing signs of success as the infection rate has stabilised. 

The number of confirmed cases in Germany rose by 17,561 on Wednesday, bringing the total to 833,307, according to RKI data

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