25 April 2016

Anti-Immigrant Movement is Growing Strong in Germany

Anti Immigration Movement
Last month, several thousand right-wing demonstrators marched through the streets of Berlin to protest Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy, chanting "Merkel must go" and "We are the people."

Nearly 3,000 protesters carrying German flags and banners took part in a demonstration last 12 March against the German government’s migration policy. People gathered at Washingtonplatz next to the capital’s main train station and then moved in the direction of the Brandenburg Gate.

The event was organized by a group called "We for Berlin & We for Germany," whose main aim is to force Merkel and her government to step down. Among other demands, the group wants an end put to the "dictatorship" of the EU and stricter border controls, while claiming that they are against radicalism, "whether religious or politically motivated."

The group also seeks to ensure that the next leader will usher in a new national policy that will unsure all of these criminally-insane migrants are deported back to where they come.

There were also members of PEGIDA, an anti-Islam and anti-migrant group, among the demonstrators, as well as a number of other nationalist groups and ordinary people who are unhappy with the current state of affairs in Germany.

"Merkel works against her own people. She underestimates the consequences of allowing so many people with such different backgrounds into our country," one of the protesters told RT's Peter Oliver.

"We are against Merkel’s policy because everyone can come here, even terrorists. You don't even need documents and they can stay here without any control. We need to stop it," said another demonstrator.

In February, tens of thousands of people supporting the PEGIDA movement marched through cities spanning 14 European countries, including Germany, France, the UK, and the Czech Republic, among others, to protest against the flood of migrants and refugees that have flooded into the EU from the Middle East.

Counter-protests, clashes with police, and arrests took place, despite the ban on some of the rallies declared by the authorities beforehand.