9-10 The Germans taking on the US military

Edited by walterp on . Posted in News In Brief

A week of protests against the US drone program drew some 5,000 protesters to Rammstein US Army base, Anerica’s most important air base in Europe. Under the banner of “Stop Ramstein Air Base,” a nationwide campaign has drawn peace activists from across Germany and other countries to Kaiserslautern, calling for the base to be shut down. “Our government must review and prohibit the drone war,” Otto Jaeckel tells the crowd to loud applause. He called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to take action: “Ms. Merkel and Ms. von der Leyen bear personal responsibility here!”

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