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Germany's president condemns far-right Reichstag demonstration as an 'attack on democracy'

Germany's president condemns far-right Reichstag demonstration as an 'attack on democracy'Germany’s president condemned an “unacceptable attack on the heart of our democracy” on Sunday, after far-right activists broke into the grounds of the Reichstag, the seat of the German parliament. The incident occurred after a demonstration against coronavirus measures on Saturday, attended by some 40,000 people. Early Saturday evening activists carrying the black, white and red-striped flag of the Kaiser era broke through barricades separating the Reichstag from the march. Video clips show a stream of demonstrators run up the steps of the building before gathering in front of the doors. Riot police then step in to ensure that demonstrators did not attempt to enter the building. “We will never accept this,” said President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. “The Reichstag is our house of parliament and thus the symbolic centre of our free democracy - that it’s been abused by extremists is unacceptable,” added Interior Minister Horst Seehofer.




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