Thousands of Germans continue to protest against energy policy, sanctions
In central Germany, thousands of people demonstrated again on Monday against the high prices and against the government's Russia and energy policies. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, more than 11 000 demonstrators came together at around 20 locations, around 4 500 of them in Schwerin alone, according to the police. In Brandenburg, too, numerous people took to the streets. No exact numbers were given here, but a week earlier there had already been more than 7 500 protesters.
Published: September 28, 2022, 11:17 am
According to preliminary information from the police situation center, around 3 000 demonstrators were on the move in Saxony-Anhalt. Thousands also took to the streets in Thuringia. There were initially no specific figures for Saxony – but according to the police, there were around 1 000 demonstrators at the start of the demonstration at 6:30 p.m. in Leipzig alone. One focus of the demonstration was the small town of Pirna in Saxony.
In Schwerin, speakers demanded, among other things, the lifting of sanctions against Russia and the commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. An end to arms deliveries to Ukraine and negotiations with Russia were also demanded. The most applause, however, came for the demand for the resignation of Economics Minister Habeck (Greens).
An energy price cap was demanded in Neubrandenburg, and the demonstrators also demanded a general end to arms deliveries. Compared to the previous week, more German flags could be seen. About 670 people marched through the city. More than 1000 participants were also counted in Wismar and Parchim.
Thousands of people in Gera in Germany against Olaf Scholz’s policy and the explosion of energy and gas prices. They demand an end to sanctions on Russia and the reopening of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Demonstrations also in other German cities but EU media censors them. pic.twitter.com/dmTMLY11jn
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