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About 18,000 people demonstrated against mask-wearing in Berlin last month (Photo: Mike Maguire)

Anti-mask protesters pose challenge for EU authorities

The past four weeks have seen a flare-up in anti-mask and corona-denier protests in European cities.

There is a risk these will grow as EU states re-impose hygiene measures due to a second wave of infections - posing a danger to public order and health.

Russia and China helped pave the way with disinformation campaigns.

But the trend is more complex than that, posing a challenge for EU regulators, who also need to protect rule of law and free speech.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

About 18,000 people demonstrated against mask-wearing in Berlin last month (Photo: Mike Maguire)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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