Hundreds form human chain to protest military spending in Germany – HEDGE accordingly

Several hundred people protested against rising military spending in Germany by forming a human chain in Berlin’s government quarter on Saturday. Organizers said the human chain of 500 people reached from Angela Merkel’s chancellery to the Bundestag, the parliament building. Police said 350 people participated in the protest. Trade unions, social and environmental organizations had called for the protest under the slogan “Peace, not armament.” The head of the German trade union association (DGB), Reiner Hoffmann, said: “The DGB is protesting against the global armament craze and the 2-per-cent…

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