The night before the line was damaged, thousands of people in Gera in Germany marched against Socialist Olaf Scholz’s policy and the explosion of energy and gas prices in Germany. The protesters called for an end to sanctions on Russia and the reopening of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Thousands of people in Gera in Germany against Olaf Scholz’s policy and the explosion of energy and gas prices. They demand an end to sanctions on Russia and the reopening of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Demonstrations also in other German cities but EU media censors them. pic.twitter.com/dmTMLY11jn
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Thousands of Germans marched in several eastern German states on Monday night, the day before the Nord Stream pipelines were sabotaged in attacks.
Thousands of people rallied in several eastern German states on Monday evening to protest the government’s energy policy and sanctions against Russia.
The protesters shouted slogans against Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition government and carried banners bearing the messages “Stop the price explosion,” “Stop the war, stop the sanctions,” and “Open Nord Stream now.”
According to police, the largest protests took place in the state of Thuringia. Nearly 24,000 people are said to have taken part in the demonstrations across the state.
The two largest demonstrations took place in the cities of Gera and Altenburg, public broadcaster MDR reported. The protests were peaceful, police confirmed.
Saxony-Anhalt was another state which was a scene for the protest. About 13,000 people are said to have taken to the streets there.
Demonstrators protested coronavirus restrictions, soaring energy prices, and the EU sanctions imposed on Russia.
One of the banners read: “We’re all in the same boat. Without Russian gas, our economy will be dead!”