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More than 1000 bikers protest against traffic bans in Frankfurt – and donate for the flood victims

Published in General News

Google translated from German

In a peaceful protest action, more than 1,000 motorcycles roll through Frankfurt. In addition to the concerns of the bikers, a fundraising campaign for the flood victims was in the foreground.

Update from Sunday, August 1st, 2021, 4:50 p.m.: As announced, numerous motorcyclists demonstrated against driving bans and speed restrictions for bikers on Sunday (August 1st, 2021) in Frankfurt. A total of about 1200 motorcyclists with safety vests took part in the tour through the city, as a police spokesman explained.

The protest, which led from the Rebstock site in Frankfurt through the city back to the area, remained peaceful, according to the police. There were no road closures. The event in the Main metropolis ended shortly after 2 p.m. The protest was directed against driving bans, speed limits and road closures, which only affect motorcyclists, but not motorists, said a spokesman for the group “Biker for Freedom”. In addition, the bikers resisted the introduction of the Tyrolean model, which is supposed to limit the volume of motorcycles.

As the spokesman for the group announced, a fundraising campaign for the victims of the flood disaster in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia was in the foreground for the bikers. Your own interests should take a back seat. Mourning ribbons were affixed to numerous motorcycles that rolled through Frankfurt on Sunday to commemorate the victims in the affected areas. It is not yet known how much money was raised in the fundraising campaign. 

Location: Germany
Source: fnp