According to many of the comments this is not a covid protest, it is farming related.
Federal government considers making masks compulsory in October
In preparing new infection control measures, the federal government is intensively discussing a general obligation to wear a mask beginning in October […] [P]art of the coalition government favours introducing a so-called “O-to-O” [“Oktober bis Ostern” – “October to Easter”] rule, which up to now has been known primarily to motorists, and which requires winter tyres on the roads between October and Easter. In future, a similar rule could apply to indoor mask mandates during this period.
In response to a question from WELT ON SUNDAY, the Chancellor’s Office said that such a rule was being considered among various possible regulations for upcoming amendments of the Infection Protection Act.
A seasonal mask requirement would be an attempt to curb other respiratory infections besides Covid-19, supporters of the plan say.
Germany’s Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has said that protests against soaring energy prices are being “radicalised” by “rightwing extremists.”
Gas bills in Germany have already doubled, and are expected to rise to roughly seven times what they were this time last year, as reported by the Guardian.
There’s another way to resolve this. It involves an apology to Russia, and a big bag of Rubles. If the politicians dont take the necessary actions, the people will in a few months when they’re freezing to death and jobless.
I don’t have any great insights that JMC hopefully will share but posted this in another thread a while ago
Where you see cut to gas consumption, feel free to replace with cut to GDP.
So was Trump right again?
“states to reimpose mask mandates, with bizarre exemptions for the “freshly vaccinated” – those who have been jabbed within the last three months.”
Germany must cut its gas use by a fifth to avoid a crippling shortage this winter, its top network regulator said, as businesses and households brace themselves for Europe’s biggest energy crisis in a generation.
Seems they believe in hydrogen to solve their problems.
As of 2020, the majority of hydrogen (∼95%) is produced from fossil fuels by steam reforming or partial oxidation of methane and coal gasification with only a small quantity by other routes such as biomass gasification or electrolysis of water.
It’s a good thing we don’t need to worry then, we’ve got Eamon Ryan.
A soft landing, I am sure.