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Musicians block German airbase calling for end of war missions

Europe
21.08.2017
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Berlin (dpa) - A group of 80 classical musicians and singers mounted a blockade of a German airbase Monday in a bid to halt military operations from the air force hub.

Protest organizers said all 11 entrances to the base in northern Germany were closed as a result of the action by the musicians from a group called Lebenslaute, which has regularly mounted protests, often combining classical music with political action, since 1986.

The musicians‘ action at the Jagel base, where the Tactical Air Force Squadron 51 is stationed, was aimed at ending the missions undertaken by the German Bundeswehr in war zones, but also to head off the planned purchase of combat drones.

An air force spokesman confirmed that the protest had taken place, but declined to provide any details.

 

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