Anti-war protesters in Germany slam US drone strikes
Hundreds of anti-war protesters have staged a rally against the US military presence in their country, voicing opposition to Washington’s use of killer drones around the world.
Carrying signs addressed to the US army, which read “go home” and “stop war,” the demonstrators gathered outside the US Ramstein Air Base in Germany’s southwestern state of Rhineland-Palatinate on Saturday.
Slamming the US drone strikes in certain countries, the protesters called for an end the alleged use of the air base as a satellite relay station in the drone program.
“No to the killer terror drones,” read another sign carried by the protesters.
Earlier this year, German media reported that Ramstein has been serving as the command center of the US drone strikes across Africa and the Middle East and that the German government is aware of the attacks.