Germany Holds Protest Against US, North Korea Tensions

Anti-war protester build a human chain between the US and the North Korean embassy in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 to protest against nuclear weapons. Photo: Michael Sohn, AP

Hundreds of people formed a human chain between the United States and North Korean embassies in downtown Berlin, Germany during a protest of the rising tensions and harsh words between the two nations.

Demonstrators also banged oil drums painted to resemble atomic waste containers, waved banners with slogans like “Make Peace, Not War” and posed in front of a faux nuclear missile wearing masks of U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

International organizations taking part in Saturday’s protest in Germany’s capital included Greenpeace and International Pediatricians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Demonstrator Alex Rosen said with the U.S. and Russia possessing thousands of nuclear weapons, “the current crisis on the Korean peninsula only raises the threat of war.”