Populist uprising: thousands protest across Germany calling for Merkel’s resignation

July 2016 GERMANY Merkel’s premiership is hanging by a thread today as thousands gathered to call for her resignation while a key political ally dramatically withdrew his support over immigration policy. More than 5,000 protested in Berlin and thousands more throughout Germany over the ‘open-door’ policy that many have blamed for four brutal terrorist attacks that left 13 dead over the last month. The Chancellor faced a fresh wave of fury after it emerged that two recent terror attacks and a third killing were carried out by men who entered the country as refugees.
Despite the massive waves of criticism, Merkel defended her policy this week, dramatically proclaiming ‘we can do it’ as she pledged not to let the violent acts guide political decisions. But now her key ally in Bavaria – which bore the brunt of the attacks – has launched a fresh attack on her leadership, distancing his party from Merkel and straining the coalition that keeps her in power. Horst Seehofer, the conservative premier of Bavaria, said he did not share Merkel’s ‘we can do it’ credo on accommodating the almost 1.1 million migrants and refugees who arrived in 2015.
Seehofer, who leads the Christian Social Union, the sister party to Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats, said today, “We can do this” – I cannot, with the best will, adopt this phrase as my own.’ Horst Seehofer, the conservative premier of Bavaria, said he did not share Merkel’s ‘We can do it’ credo on accommodating 1.1million migrants in 2015. Horst Seehofer, the conservative premier of Bavaria, said he did not share Merkel’s ‘We can do it’ credo on accommodating 1.1million migrants in 2015. Speaking after a meeting with the Bavarian government in Tegernsee, he added that the solutions to date were ‘too inadequate.’
Stressing he had no wish to start a quarrel with Merkel’s party, Seehofer said it was important to look ‘reality’ in the face. An axe rampage, a shooting spree, a knife attack and a suicide bombing in the span of a week stunned Germany, leaving 13 people dead, including three assailants, and dozens wounded. Three of the four attackers were asylum seekers, and two of the assaults were claimed by the Islamic State group. ‘Merkel must go’ has been trending on social media, with people posting powerful pictures including one claiming that she has blood on her hands after recent attacks. The picture shows her splattered with blood, while another depicts her wearing a Burka.
A new survey found that 83 per cent of Germans see immigration as their nation’s biggest challenge – twice as many as a year ago. Recent attacks have fuelled the right-wing movement, which has long called for stricter immigration controls, particularly in Bavaria, where she faces heavy criticism from high-profile politicians. Today, thousands of protesters calling for her to step down also met counter-protests from the anti-right-wing movement, in Germany – which is still in a state of high alert.  –Daily Mail

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3 Responses to Populist uprising: thousands protest across Germany calling for Merkel’s resignation

  1. niebo says:

    “This is the precise reason why career politicians are no longer acceptable. They will never defend the people nor will they ever admit a mistake. All we see is more and more attacks and this one politicians is threatening to destroy the very framework of Europe. . . She is making a decision for all of Europe and this amounts to a completely undemocratic position whereby no citizen of any other member States has any right to object or vote her out of office.”

    Martin Armstrong, as quoted by ZeroHedge . . .


    . . . in a blistering, enlightening, infuriating article that illustrates the ARROGANCE of a, indeed, CLUELESS “technocrat” politician; she cites a 9-point plan to increase security that relies too heavily on pounds of cure and ignores even an ounce of prevention (or should that be kilos of cure versus grams of prevention?) —- STOP flooding your streets with foreign rapists or RISK a domestic uprising of men who WILL act to protect their wives and daughters. What starts with protests will, without redress (change of policy), become open rebellion against YOU, Chancellor Merkel.

    • Utopia: the Collapse says:


      It’s the nuts that sells the candy bar. No wonder so many people are suffering from depression and have anxiety about the future. You think the world is such a bad place because of all the depressing news. Then you pull back and realize, it’s not you, it’s not so much the world – it’s them. From Obama to Maduro to Merkel – the world is being led around by the nose by inept, unqualified egomaniacs.

  2. Dennis E. says:

    Should happen here in America but the public has been lulled to sleep, convinced that socialism is better than capitalism, that wrong is right, right is wrong. We have dead pulpits and the people have no heart to protect righteousness or the innocent.
    just my opinion

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