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Germany: Activists decry Merkel's 'Erdo-mania' outside Chancellery02:05

Germany: Activists decry Merkel's 'Erdo-mania' outside Chancellery

Germany, Berlin
April 29, 2016 at 12:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of activists from Germany’s Pirate Party and supporters of the pro-Kurdish activists demonstrated outside the Chancellery in Berlin, Friday, before marching in silence to the Turkish embassy. They were protesting the close relationship between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

The organisers explained that the silent march was held to commemorate the victims of the Turkish government, including the women and children who were shot dead on the Turkish border, last week, while fleeing the war in Syria.

The demonstration ended with a vigil at the Turkish embassy, where the Pirate Party, an international political party calling for improved civil liberties and increased direct democracy, installed a temporary dove-shaped statue that was bound in barbed wire.

Germany: Activists decry Merkel's 'Erdo-mania' outside Chancellery02:05
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Dozens of activists from Germany’s Pirate Party and supporters of the pro-Kurdish activists demonstrated outside the Chancellery in Berlin, Friday, before marching in silence to the Turkish embassy. They were protesting the close relationship between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

The organisers explained that the silent march was held to commemorate the victims of the Turkish government, including the women and children who were shot dead on the Turkish border, last week, while fleeing the war in Syria.

The demonstration ended with a vigil at the Turkish embassy, where the Pirate Party, an international political party calling for improved civil liberties and increased direct democracy, installed a temporary dove-shaped statue that was bound in barbed wire.

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