[A-List] Berlin: Tens Of Thousands To Protest Against NATO's Afghan War
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Mon Sep 10 22:14:54 MDT 2007
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From: Rick Rozoff
To: Stop NATO
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 6:57 PM
Subject: [stopnato] Berlin: Tens Of Thousands To Protest Against NATO's
Islamic Republic News Agency
September 10, 2007
Thousands set to demonstrate in Berlin against Afghan
Berlin - Thousands of people are anticipated to take
to the streets of Berlin on Saturday to voice
opposition against the Afghan military engagement
ahead of the upcoming parliamentary vote on extending
the three military mandates, news reports said Monday.
Some 170 political groups, among them radical leftist
and anti- globalization organizations, have called for
the protest action titled 'German army out of
Organizers expect tens of thousands to take part in
Some 3,000 soldiers are also presently based in
northern Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led
International Security Assistance Force.
Germany has faced intense pressure in recent months
from its NATO allies, notably the US, Britain and
Canada, to extend its military presence into southern
Afghanistan where NATO troops are battling a
revitalized Taliban insurgency.
Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop
Scheffer will also press for the deployment of German
military instructors in southern Afghanistan during
his talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on
The recent spate of kidnappings of German nationals in
Afghanistan has also negatively influenced public
opinion about the futile western military campaign in
the war-ravaged country.
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