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Video: Die Linke condemns airstrikes against Syria

The left-wing Die Linke party held a rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Wednesday, where party figures protested against the airstrikes carried out by the USA, France and the UK in Syria over the past weekend.

During the protest, members waved peace flags and held up sides calling for an end to war in general.

On stage, Die Linke co-chair Dietmar Bartsch criticised Germany’s role in ongoing conflicts, as a weapons exporter. “Weapons don’t make peace, they always end up in the wrong hands,” Bartsch said.

Meanwhile, his co-leader Sahra Wagenknecht criticised the manner in which US President Donald Trump approached the diplomatic issues between the USA and Russia.

She said: “where air raids are announced from one nuclear power to another nuclear power via Twitter, one thinks we’re in the wrong movie. But it would be far to simple to say, ‘Okay, there is a mad man in the White House, he wrote a tweet incorrectly and brought us all into danger.’ No, it’s still close. It is an escalation, where one step comes after the next.”

On April 14, the US, Britain and France carried out a string of airstrikes against Syria over a suspected chemical attack against Douma. Washington and its allies blamed Damascus for the suspected assault.

source: press tv

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