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Germany: Turkey downing Russian jet not in German interests - Afd's Gauland02:24

Germany: Turkey downing Russian jet not in German interests - Afd's Gauland

Germany, Cottbus
November 25, 2015 at 00:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of supporters of the Eurosceptic Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD, English: Alternative for Germany) party marched through the centre of Cottbus in Brandenburg region, Wednesday, to protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.

Regional Chairman of the AfD Brandenburg Alexander Gauland led the protest. While addressing to the crowd, he stated that the downing of the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet by the NATO partner - Turkey - "is not in German interests." Moreover, he condemned Merkel's refugee and migrant policies saying that "hundreds of thousands of refugees who were rejected in right of asylum and who have not been sent back" are arriving to Germany because of the government's "cowardice to the Greens, Die Linke members and the Church."

Hundreds of police were deployed to keep the demonstration under the control. There were no reports of arrests or incidents.

Germany: Turkey downing Russian jet not in German interests - Afd's Gauland02:24
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Hundreds of supporters of the Eurosceptic Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD, English: Alternative for Germany) party marched through the centre of Cottbus in Brandenburg region, Wednesday, to protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.

Regional Chairman of the AfD Brandenburg Alexander Gauland led the protest. While addressing to the crowd, he stated that the downing of the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet by the NATO partner - Turkey - "is not in German interests." Moreover, he condemned Merkel's refugee and migrant policies saying that "hundreds of thousands of refugees who were rejected in right of asylum and who have not been sent back" are arriving to Germany because of the government's "cowardice to the Greens, Die Linke members and the Church."

Hundreds of police were deployed to keep the demonstration under the control. There were no reports of arrests or incidents.

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