German government condemns violence at Berlin COVID protests

Police arrest a demonstrator at an unannounced demonstration at the Victory Column, in Berlin, Sunday Aug. 1, 2021, during a protest against coronavirus restrictions. Hundreds have turned out in Berlin to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures despite a ban on the gatherings, leading to arrests and clashes with police. (Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)

BERLIN — The German government on Monday condemned an outburst of violence at weekend protests in Berlin against the country’s anti-coronavirus measures.