|Responsibility for us. NO to War and Confrontation [with Russia](Screenshot from Ruptly video) |
Hundreds of people in Berlin joined the German Peace Movement march
on Saturday, blaming the West – especially the US and NATO – for
spreading wars worldwide. The protest called for peaceful resolutions to
conflicts and mending relations with Russia.
At least 3,500 people
came out to support the ‘Die Friedensbewegung’ [peace movement] march, which ended
outside Bellevue Palace – the official residence of Germany’s
President Joachim Gauck.
Footage from Ruptly shows hundreds of people marching down the
streets chanting while carrying placards, posters, flags and
Shouting slogans against what the protesters say is Gauck’s
pro-war policy, they referred to Western governments as
warmongers. Organizers of the march told Die Welt that wars are
spreading around the world with immense speed, and those
conflicts eventually come back to bite Europe in one form or
They added that NATO and the US are the main players behind the
militaristic policies that ignite global conflict.
One of the topics that concerned protesters the most is the
relationship between Germany and Russia in light of the Ukrainian
“Russian people are our friends and we don’t want to live at
war with them. We like peace in Europe and Russia is one part of
Europe,” one of the protesters told Ruptly.
People of all ages participated in the march, including children
and the elderly. Some brought along drums to keep the atmosphere
Police were dispatched to supervise the peaceful rally, but did