Pro-war activists in Berlin trample peace flowers on Russian tank
Pro-war activists in Berlin prevent peace protestors from replacing trampled flowers on the provocative destroyed Russian tank monument placed in front of the embassy in Berlin.
Vandals tramped, on Sunday, all over flower tributes covering a destroyed Russian tank outside the Russian embassy in Berlin, despite the presence of German police.
A German passer-by told Sputnik that "those who destroy flowers cannot be good people. Apparently, they want there to be war in Berlin again."
Social media footage revealed that some German citizens flocked again to the tank wreck to lay flowers for the second time after the vandalization.
Residents of Berlin continue to bring flowers to the tank despite Bandera’s followers who threw down all the flowers previously laid there pic.twitter.com/pIGYBw9Z7a— Levi (@Levi_godman) February 26, 2023
In a statement on Twitter, the Russian embassy in Berlin thanked the activists who laid flowers on the tank wreck saying: "We thank everyone, including our compatriots in Germany, who laid flowers at the Russian tank. From now on, this stands for the fight against neo-Nazism in Ukraine."
🗣️Kommentar anlässlich der Installation vor dem Botschaftsgebäude:— Botschaft der Russischen Föderation (@RusBotschaft) February 25, 2023
Die Aufstellung eines zerstörten russischen Panzers vor der russischen Botschaft in Berlin ist eine Provokation, die bei deutschen Bürgern kein Verständnis, keine Unterstützung und kein Mitgefühl findet. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/0i0cIa7iE7
On Saturday, a "Peace Protest" organized by Die Linke, Germany's left-wing party, was held in Berlin. Sahra Wagenknecht, a member of the German Bundestag, accused, during a speech at the rally, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz of dragging the nation deeper into the Ukrainian conflict and said "We do not feel represented by a chancellor who… repeatedly bows down to warmongers in his coalition and crosses one red line after another… We do not want German tanks to shoot at grandchildren of Russian women and men, millions of whom were slaughtered by the Wehrmacht."
Berliners attempting to replace destroyed flowers on the tank were prevented from doing so by Wieland Giebel of the Berlin Story Bunker museum.
24. Februar 2023 abends am Panzer, Fotograf Stephan Röhl stellte diese Aufnahmen freundlicherweise zur Verfügung.https://t.co/5fiTvQE8AN pic.twitter.com/apTxookDt0— Wieland Giebel (@WielandGiebel) February 25, 2023
Giebel had assisted in transporting the tank to Berlin last year in order for it to be displayed in front of the Russian embassy on the eve of February 24, 2023.
It was reported that Giebel erected a barrier around his "exhibit," provocatively declaring that there would be no flowers if Ukrainians did not want them.
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