Nazi-era comparability at anti-lockdown rally in Germany sparks row


Berlin: A video went viral Sunday in Germany of a confrontation at a coronavirus protest, the place a younger girl in contrast herself to a well-known Nazi resistance fighter after which was accused by a safety guard of “trivialising” the Holocaust.

A number of individuals protesting coronavirus restrictions in Germany that search to tamp down new infections have tried to depict themselves as victims of presidency persecution. Some have even placed on Stars of David, symbols that the Nazis pressured Jews to put on in the course of the Third Reich earlier than they killed them.

People with posters saying "Re-occupying freedom in a positive way" are protesting prior a rally against coronavirus lockdown measures during the second wave of the pandemic in Leipzig, Germany.

Individuals with posters saying “Re-occupying freedom in a constructive manner” are protesting prior a rally towards coronavirus lockdown measures in the course of the second wave of the pandemic in Leipzig, Germany.Credit score:Getty

The girl spoke on stage Saturday night within the northern metropolis of Hannover, telling fellow protesters “I really feel like Sophie Scholl, since I have been energetic within the resistance, giving speeches, going to protests, distributing flyers.”

Scholl fought the Nazis together with her brother and different members of the resistance group White Rose. After distributing flyers at a Munich college, she was convicted of excessive treason and was executed at age 22 by the Nazis in 1943.