Thousands in Leipzig protest German coronavirus restrictions

  • A participant in the demonstration of the Stuttgart initiative “Lateral Thinking” is standing on Augustusplatz with nose-mouth masks in front of her eyes and on her chin and with a self-made “tree” on which nose-mouth masks are hanging in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. 20,000 people are expected to attend the rally against the anti-corona measures adopted by the federal and state governments. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

BERLIN — More than 20,000 people demonstrated Saturday in eastern Germany against government-imposed restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus after a court rejected the city of Leipzig’s attempt to move the protest away from a central square, police said.