About 1,500 Rallied in Berlin Against Syria Strikes – Die Linke Party | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


About 1,500 Rallied in Berlin Against Syria Strikes – Die Linke Party

Approximately 1,500 Germans took to the streets of Berlin on Wednesday to protest against the US-led strikes on Syria and call for an end to war, Alexander Neu, a member of the Bundestag from the left-wing Die Linke party, which organized the protests, told Sputnik on Thursday.

Germany welcomed the joint actions taken by its US, UK and French allies against Syria on April 14 in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Duma. The German authorities stressed that this military strike was necessary to support the effectiveness of the international boycott of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. However, Berlin chose to refrain from participating in the military operation itself.

"Yesterday, about 1,500 people participated in the protests in Berlin. It doesn't sound like a lot of people but if you consider that it was organized very spontaneously, it is a big number," Neu said, recounting how the party’s leaders and activists waved peace flags and called for an end to war in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

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