BERLIN, Oct 8 – Novosti. Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the Bundestag in Berlin on Saturday to protest against the policy of the German authorities, they demand the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions and access to cheap energy from Russia, a Novosti correspondent reports.
The event was organized by the opposition right-wing party Alternative for Germany. The demonstration is held under the slogan “our country is above all.”
Participants in a protest against the policy of the German authorities in Berlin. October 8, 2022
The protesters are dissatisfied with the “explosive” prices, the social policy of the German authorities and demand to resume the supply of cheap energy from Russia .
Many demonstrators came with German and Russian flags. The posters say “I want Russian gas and oil”, “those who are silent today will freeze tomorrow”, there are also calls for the resignation of the government. Some participants have Russian inscriptions on the posters, for example, “peace and friendship with Russia.”
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Earlier, Alternative for Germany announced the launch of a protest campaign from September this year, the participants of which will express their dissatisfaction with high energy prices, demonstrations will be held throughout the country on Mondays under the slogan “Hot autumn instead of cold feet – our country is above all.” The protesters demand that the government end the economic war, cancel gas fees and stop anti-Russian sanctions. Among the demands of the demonstrators is to launch Nord Stream 2 .
As part of this campaign, the AfD organized a large nationwide rally in Berlin on Saturday, which the party announced earlier will bring together people from all over the country.
The West stepped up sanctions pressure on Russia over Ukraine , which led to higher prices for electricity, fuel and food in Europe and the United States . Putin has previously said that the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy for the West, and sanctions have dealt a severe blow to the entire global economy. According to him, the main goal of the West is to worsen the lives of millions of people. The Russian Federation has repeatedly stated that Russia will solve all the problems that the West creates for it.
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