Thousands protest in Berlin over arming Ukraine against Russia

People take part in a protest against the delivery of weapons to Ukraine and in support of peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, Berlin, Germany, February 25, 2023. /Reuters

Over 10,000 protesters in Germany called for an end to the delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine on Saturday, and urged Chancellor Olaf Scholz to lead diplomatic efforts for a ceasefire and peace negotiations.

Organized by Sahra Wagenknecht, a prominent left-wing German politician, the protest came a day after the one-year anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which drew promises of more weapons from Western allies, fresh sanctions against Russia and shows of support for Kyiv from across the globe.

A police spokesperson said 10,000 people gathered around Germany’s symbolic Brandenburg Gate in central Berlin, and 1,400 officials were mobilized to keep the peace and to enforce bans on military uniforms, Russian and Soviet flags, Russian military songs and right-wing symbols.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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