The arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Berlin, where on the night of Thursday ended negotiations leaders “channel four”, preceded an anti-war protest action. Local people from the Ukraine and Syria gathered outside the residence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the German capital, lay in front bloodied, bandaged stuffed animals. The protesters chanted anti-Putin slogans, demanding freedom for Syria and Ukraine.
On the way to Merkel’s residence (Bundeskanzleramt), located in the heart of Berlin near the Bundestag building, the protesters laid Teddy bears with bandaged legs and bloodied wounds imitating spots of paint, according to BZ-Berlin. Also the protesters brought a banner reading “Stop bombing children of Aleppo”.
According to the Mittelbayerische, anti-war action organized by the social movement for civil rights Avaaz. The video from the protest you can hear the demonstrators chanting: “Putin, get out! Freedom Of Syria! Freedom To Ukraine!”
“The President of Russia Vladimir Putin, of course, did not notice Teddy bears, arriving in the evening in an armored limousine to the office,” notes the German newspaper Handelsblatt.
It is worth noting that the greeting between Putin and Merkel was quite long. The leaders of the three shook each other’s hands in front of reporters. “Angela Merkel came to meet Putin: the photographers a few minutes they didn’t let go, asked not to stop shaking hands,” – said in a Twitter journalist of the Kremlin pool Dmitry Smirnov.
German ceremony: Putin and Merkel shook hands three times at the meeting pic.twitter.com/CBe4MAmzt7