- Title: Some 700 people demonstrate against Trump's win at Brandenburg Gate
- Date: 12th November 2016
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 12, 2016) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS PROFANITY*** PROTEST AT BRANDENBURG GATE SCULPTURE ON TOP OF BRANDENBURG GATE PROTESTER WITH SIGN, READING 'TRUMP' AND CROSSED OUT SIGN 'NO TO TRUMP + AFD' (anti-immigration party 'Alternative for Germany') SIGN 'TRUMP', CROSSED OUT, AND 'HILLARY CLINTON CANT STOP TRUMP BUT WE CAN' PROTEST IN FRONT OF BRANDENBURG GATE (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER DANIEL KAUFMAN, SAYING: "Our demonstration is both a voice and an image to the world that we're not okay with this, and we stand against it. But we also think it's important to create a space for people to come together and begin organising solidarity networks, actions, and groups, to be able to combat what we know is going to be a disaster back in the states." SIGN 'NO TO TRUMP, NO TO RACISM' (SOUNDBITE) (German) PROTESTER EMILY POLLAK, SAYING: "From our perspective, this election is very dangerous because a Trump presidency encourages other nationalistic parties to fight harder, and people to give their votes to them." PROTEST IN FRONT OF U.S. EMBASSY U.S. FLAG (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER MATT PITT (BRITAIN), SAYING: "I think especially in Europe it is important now that we are united, and stand together. And say this is not the way we should do politics." PLACARD READING 'NO TO VULGAR DEMAGOGUERY, YES TO DEMOCRACY, AMERICA IS BETTER THAN TRUMP' PROTESTER HOLDING PLACARD, READING 'WE NEED A UNITED EUROPE' (SOUNDBITE) (German) PROTESTER BEATE ADLER, SAYING: "Even if he doesn't manage to implement many things, or back-pedals, just that fact that he was elected, that someone managed to come so far with only slogans of hate.... I just lack the words [to describe it]." PLACARD READING 'I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM STILL PROTESTING THIS SHIT!' (SOUNDBITE) (German) PROTESTER GORDON MILLIGAN (SCOTLAND), SAYING: "Because I am worried. We are not against the democratic decision of the U.S. (democratic election) but we are very worried. We want to show that we do not want any form of neo-fascism, and I am worried about the political development in many western countries." PROTESTER EMILY POLLAK ON STAGE SIGN 'ALL AMERICAN AREN'T BIGOTS' SIGN 'HILLARY CLINTON CAN'T STOP TRUMP BUT WE CAN!' AND TILT UP VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS BANNER OF AMERICAN FLAG AND WRITING 'WE SAY NO' SIGN READING 'DUMP TRUMP' SIGN 'PUSSY GRABS BACK' VARIOUS OF PROTEST AND U.S. EMBASSY IN BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF SUPER-MOON
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- Keywords: Germany USA Donald Trump protest Brandenburg Gate election
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0015851GSN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PROFANE LANGUAGE IN SHOT 16 AND 24
Germans and U.S. citizens living in Germany joined a throng of people who have protested Donald Trump's election in recent days, saying his policies will hurt their civil and human rights, a day after a protester was shot in Portland, Oregon.
Some 700 protesters gathered in Berlin on Saturday (November 12) at the Brandenburg Gate to voice their dismay, holding up signs with Trump's name crossed out or liking the rise of Trump to the rise of right-wing sentiments in Europe.
"I think especially in Europe it is important now that we are united, and stand together, and say this is not the way we should do politics," British protester Matt Pitt said.
Gordon Milligan from Scotland added: "We are not against the democratic decision of the U.S. but we are very worried. We want to show that we do not want any form of neo-fascism, and I am worried about the political development in many western countries."
The Brandenburg Gate is only a short distance to the U.S. embassy.
Since Trump's victory, demonstrators in several U.S. cities have decried the Republican's campaign promises to restrict immigration and register Muslims, as well as allegations that the former reality-TV star sexually abused women.
The demonstrations so far have been largely peaceful, although in Portland protesters have smashed store front windows, sprayed graffiti and damaged cars as they clashed with police who used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds.
Dozens of protesters were arrested and a handful of police were injured during the protests in Portland and other cities.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said on Friday that anti-Trump protesters have to accept the election results.
Trump's base of support in the election was the broad middle of the country, from the Heartland through the Rust Belt, with voters in states that had long supported Democrats shifting to Trump after he promised to renegotiate trade deals with other countries.
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