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Germany: Protesting clowns demand Angela Merkel take them seriously

Germany, Berlin
May 14, 2014 at 17:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: Protesting clowns demand Angela Merkel take them seriously

Around 100 clowns protested outside Berlin's German Chancellery on Wednesday, where they delivered a letter for Chancellor Angela Merkel demanding government subsidies to fund their professional activities.

The clowns belong to small organisations such as Klinik-Clowns, which operate mostly through donations to provide comic relief to critically ill children.

The clowns finished the march at the city's iconic Brandenberg Gate, singing happy birthday to mark the 10th anniversary of the "Clowns in Health Care" group (Dachverband), which encapsulates smaller companies such as Klinik-Clowns.

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Germany: Protesting clowns demand Angela Merkel take them seriously

Around 100 clowns protested outside Berlin's German Chancellery on Wednesday, where they delivered a letter for Chancellor Angela Merkel demanding government subsidies to fund their professional activities.

The clowns belong to small organisations such as Klinik-Clowns, which operate mostly through donations to provide comic relief to critically ill children.

The clowns finished the march at the city's iconic Brandenberg Gate, singing happy birthday to mark the 10th anniversary of the "Clowns in Health Care" group (Dachverband), which encapsulates smaller companies such as Klinik-Clowns.

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