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i mean you know. this is d w news live from berlin people push back against coronavirus restrictions in germany thousands turn out in cities across the country to demand an end to closures cancellations and distancing measures but who is behind the growing anti long term measures we take a look also coming up. the flamboyant father of rock'n'roll died at the age of 87 little richard is known for
changing the face of music in the 19 fifties and really audiences with his exuberant performances. i'm married to evanston it's good to have you with us the corona virus infection rate in germany has again risen above the critical value of one that means one patient is now infecting more than one other person on average this comes after the government loosened many of the restrictions that have been in place for weeks now but in several german cities thousands of protesters rallied against these restrictions accusing authorities of infringing on people's rights the demonstrations remained largely peaceful there are concerns about the growing influence of right wing extremists. on familiar scenes for a country where a lot. gatherings and close contacts of thousands defied distancing rosenstock got
to protest the coronavirus restrictions families with children young and old. it's been you know that i'm not because i think the restrictions of gone too far. more and i don't think wearing a face mask is necessary anymore. it's clearly about limiting civil liberties and i'm always in favor of freedom. the demonstrators include some who believe in conspiracy theories others who believe forced vaccinations are coming. research or vic stream ism all of a duck casts as disparate groups and you know it's across germany to oppose the restrictions so. it's clearly a protest a citizen protest based on the feeling that something has gone wrong in these last weeks but that feeling is being used and manipulated by the extreme right. i guess that's what next. the government is monitoring the protest movement with
concern worried that the mood in the country could sour. as this is the mitchell it's a questionable mixture this is gaining traction and it could potentially lead to the radicalization of some individuals that's what that's what i'm worried about that's going on as all the. trouble arose around the edges of one demonstration in nuremberg the police forces attempted to break up the rally was what. we've observed some people from the extreme rights movements hanging around the edge of the demonstration acting aggressively. the police say that included some well known members of germany's far right see. well for more on this let's bring in kate brady so kate it seems like quite a lot of people turning up to these demonstrations what are they so angry about which restrictions do they object to the most. well it seems
that these protesters are effectively accusing the medical workers and politicians here in germany of spreading widespread panic and also infringing their freedoms and their rights to the down measures if you will in recent weeks of course germany hadn't seen quite as strict lock down measures as some other countries but there are still contacts restrictions in place albeit that there are plans in place now to ease those in the coming weeks depending on how that reproduction rate that you mentioned that developed which of course we now know is above $1.00 and also depending on how the number of new cases grows or declines or whether we'll see that plateau in the coming weeks but it does seem it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what unites these groups there's a real mix spread of people there from everyday citizens to the extremes of the political spectrum with people from the far left and as we heard there in the report from the far right as well with some known holocaust deniers and conspiracy
theorists there as well so it does seem though that one issue they seem to all agree on is that oppositional rather than a critique of the mainstream politicians right now. now kate is this a growing movement that we're seeing or are these just several fringe groups coming together. ok as we have seen these demonstrations growing in recent weeks what started out as a few dozen people gathering here in the capital in berlin has now grown into several 1000 people in a handful of cities across germany which we saw this weekend that said they do still seem to be a minority and according to a poll that came out just a couple of days ago 2 thirds of germans still support the measures that are currently still in place that have been the restrictions that have been imposed by the state governments around the country but of course even that is a significantly lower number than earlier on in the pandemic when over 90 percent
of of the nation according to the same pollsters actually supported the restrictions that were in place at the time so it certainly seems that there is a sense of fatigue setting in here in germany but we could also be seeing something that was really referred to by a leading viral just here in germany just a few weeks ago at the idea of prevention paradox where people begin to see only the situation that they're in so of course these preventative measures that have been taken in germany seem at least to have helped the government get a grip on the pandemic and had a relative success compared to some other countries so it might seem that sometimes to some people at these restrictions seem a little over the top but of course as we noted the situation in germany still remains fragile and the government is keeping a close eye on the new number of cases and that all important reproduction right. brady thank you so much for your reporting. south korea's president in has
urged people not to lower their guard in the battle against the corona virus this comes after south korea reported 34 new cases of covert 19 in just one day and said the country needed to brace for a 2nd wave of the pandemic the country has been widely praised for containing its corona virus outbreak and last week began easing restrictions. on the fun didn't last long this is one of the 3 clubs a 29 year old man visited before testing positive for corbett 19 so far more than 2 dozen cases have been linked to nightclubs and the e.t.o. one district in seoul authorities i currently attracting thousands of people who visited any of the clubs the sole mayor quickly put the lockdown brakes on. the city of seoul issues an order immediately prohibiting gatherings in all entertainment facilities including night clubs clubs like boss and hostess. from
this moment such facilities have to suspend their business and will face strict punishments they breach the order. of the. people working in the district on high alert. we hope customers will be more cooperative when we are asked for their names for visitor records and i want to feel we all need to work together for a better future. i think this incident could have happened anywhere not just an entire. south korean president moon j n is warning of a 2nd wave of infections. you go in search of the infection cluster which recently occurred in entertainment facilities has raised awareness that even during the stabilization phase similar situations can arise again any time zones anywhere in the crowded space it's not over until it's over. the new infections are
a blow to south korea's image as the role model in the fight against the corona virus and they could be a warning sign to other countries considering easing restrictions. alright let's have a look now at the latest developments in the corona virus pandemic the number of confirmed covert 1000 cases has passed the 4000000 mark that's according to johns hopkins university in the u.s. the global death toll has surpassed 279000 egypt's president. has approved amendments to his country's state of emergency that grant him and security agency's additional powers and former u.s. president barack obama has called donald trump's response to the pandemic quote an absolute chaotic disaster obama made the comments about his successor during a leaked call with former staff members. and now for
a brief look at some other stories making headlines around the world 3 members of the white house coronavirus task force are in self quarantine among them as dr anthony found the face of the u.s. virus responds that apparently come into contact with the white house staff member who has tested positive for coated 19. iraq's new prime minister has ordered the release of prisoners who were arrested during the anti-government protests that began last october. he also promised justice for the more than $550.00 people killed in the unrest the protests led to the fall of the previous government. tesla c o u n must has threatened to move his company's u.s. operations from california to texas or nevada the carmaker's plant in fremont has been closed down since late march due to coronavirus restrictions muskets called the measures quote fascist and pushed to reopen the plant in defiance of lockdown
rules. a polar vortex in the middle of may has led to some 0 temperatures and snow in the northeastern u.s. and canada it's a polar low pressure system that occasionally spreads southward the u.s. national weather service issued a freeze warning extending into early sunday for most of the northeastern united states. now the man widely regarded as the founding father of rock n roll has died little richard was $87.00 the singer brought a distinctive voice flamboyant showmanship and lightning fast rhythms to popular music in the 1950 s. he was one of the 1st african-american artists to cross the racial divide in the music business appealing both to black and white fans.
and with me in the studio now is the senior music editor warner poland hello to you warner so little richard is a chorus often refer to as one of the founding fathers of rock and roll just how did he change the face of music in the 1950 s. well i think he'd put it best in his own words he referred to him so both as the king and queen of rock n roll you know the experts might argue the technicalities of whether he invented the jhana that there's probably nobody had in huge influence on it especially an influence on the 1st and 2nd and following generations of rock n rollers and what really set him apart made him unique was the way that he had this very strong glamorous image. virt sexuality and fearless as i mean you have to remember he was an openly gay man in the 1950 s. forty's sixty's in the south of the u.s.
i mean he's very persona was a challenge to societal norms back then you know some saw it liberating other sort it's revolutionary but overall they just found him terribly resistible so do we what do we have to listen and see what exactly made people love little richard so much. well there you have it the foot on the piano the glass there the mixture of rock blues and gospel pretty crazy hair to outline that we have to hold back a dream outfits for really something to look at absolutely you know and that really was was what made him so unique along with the music you know and he had so many famous fans the beatles the rolling stones bob dylan wrote in his high school
yearbook that he wanted to his ambition was to join little richard. and then come into our generation you know people like elton john prince david bowie they were absolutely fascinated by him and. again it was this mixture of the image that became ever more important you know when pop music got televised and things got more of you know a big stages and everything and you know the make of the gender bending the all the old tried to take part of his act and incorporate in their own because it's so hugely inspired by and the also amazing thing about him is his wide appeal i mean back in the 1950 s. there was still racial segregation in the united states and little richard had fans who were white who were black i mean in many ways his music brought people together absolutely i mean basically i mean this is what we've been said of music so often that it's bridged racial divides you know it's been able to you know where there's a racial divide they still want to come together listen to good music and that's
move mountains totally and music legend who will always be remembered indeed warner poland always great to talk to you thank you so much. and that's the latest from d.w. news this hour i'll be back again at the top of the hour with another update for you i'm marrying evan street from me and the entire news team here for lent thanks for watching. it's a deadly sin. and the whim of nature. motivates us. and threatens to most.