Police in Frankfurt, Germany fired water cannons at Antifa counterprotesters on Saturday as the far-left attempted to shut down an anti-lockdown rally against the government’s Chinese coronavirus restrictions.
Approximately 600 Querdenker (lateral thinker) protesters took to the streets of Frankfurt, calling for an end to what they termed the coronavirus “dictatorship”.
Around 300 far-left counterprotesters, carrying “bring down the right” Antifa banners, staged a counter-protest, blocking the march route while proclaiming that there is no room for “Nazi propaganda” on the streets, according to the Frankfurter Neue Presse.
Despite their open hostility to the nation-state as well as the police, Antifa has been openly supporting the government’s lockdown measures in Germany. Yet their newfound support for the state did little to help the radicals stay on the good side of officers, who began firing water cannons to break up their blockade.
Deutsche Welle reported that the water cannons were deployed