From my Writing Room
Copyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr
About 1200 people protested against Germany’s Russia policy in Leipzig yesterday, Saturday, under the slogan “Ami go home”. The demonstrators demanded the restoration of relations with Russia, the withdrawal of American troops from Germany and accused the German left-liberal government of being a puppet of the United States.
At the same time, a left-wing counterdemonstration took place with roughly the same number of participants.
Police forces had prepared to protect the U.S. Consulate in Leipzig. But this did not materialize, because the demonstration had already come to a standstill beforehand, allegedly due to a sit-in by the counterdemonstrators.
The German media largely portrayed the anti-American demonstration as an event organized by politically radical right-wing forces.