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steve2470

(37,461 posts)
Sun Jun 27, 2021, 06:05 AM Jun 2021

August 29, 2020: Germany's far right attempts storming at the Reichstag Parliament building

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/25/world/europe/germany-nazi-far-right.html

Aug. 29, 2020: Far-right protesters attempt to storm the German Parliament

Hundreds of far-right activists waving the black, white and red flag of the pre-1918 German Empire broke through a police barrier and tried to force their way into the German Parliament building during a protest against Germany’s pandemic response.

It took only a few tense minutes before the police, soon aided by reinforcements, managed to push them back. But the events were an alarming escalation of pandemic protests that have grown steadily bigger and — on the fringes at least — angrier. The AfD has tried to exploit the pandemic in the same way it used the refugee crisis in 2015.


One wonders if Trump and/or his far right followers got any ideas from this horrible event.
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August 29, 2020: Germany's far right attempts storming at the Reichstag Parliament building (Original Post) steve2470 Jun 2021 OP
Some trumpers, including trump, allegedly have studied hitler, and empedocles Jun 2021 #1
"It took only a few tense minutes before the police, soon aided by reinforcements" pushed them back. tanyev Jun 2021 #2
The far rightists in Germany could only muster a crowd of "hundreds" Bucky Jun 2021 #4
I think both baskets of deplorables feed each other. I believe there is direct linkage. marble falls Jun 2021 #3

tanyev

(42,964 posts)
2. "It took only a few tense minutes before the police, soon aided by reinforcements" pushed them back.
Sun Jun 27, 2021, 09:36 AM
Jun 2021

Which is what SHOULD have happened here on Jan. 6. Only the 'stormers' here had the full support of the presidency.

Bucky

(54,277 posts)
4. The far rightists in Germany could only muster a crowd of "hundreds"
Sun Jun 27, 2021, 12:44 PM
Jun 2021

Plus the leaders of the Bundesrepublik hadn't been playing footsie with neofascists like the Trump Admin was. And their capital guards were able to call for back up.

So, yeah, a few different variables at play.

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