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Police fire tear gas at Berlin protest against virus law

People gather for a demonstration with the slogan 'The end of the pandemic - freedom day' - against coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Germany, August 1, 2020. (AP/Markus Schreiber)
People gather for a demonstration with the slogan 'The end of the pandemic - freedom day' - against coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Germany, August 1, 2020. (AP/Markus Schreiber)

Police have fired tear gas as they try to break up thousands of protesters staging a demonstration in Berlin against a planned national virus law, according to an AFP video journalist at the scene.

Police say seven people were arrested after they sought to attack officers. The law being debated in the Bundestag lower house of parliament foresees tougher national measures including controversial overnight curfews in areas with high infection rates

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