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Thousands in German anti-NSA protest

07 September 2013 - 20H07

Thousands in German anti-NSA protest
A man takes part in a protest outside a US National Security Agency (NSA) listening station in Griesheim near Darmstadt, Germany, on July 20, 2013. Thousands took to the streets in Berlin Saturday in protests against Internet surveillance activities by the US National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies, and the German government's perceived lax reaction to them.
A man takes part in a protest outside a US National Security Agency (NSA) listening station in Griesheim near Darmstadt, Germany, on July 20, 2013. Thousands took to the streets in Berlin Saturday in protests against Internet surveillance activities by the US National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies, and the German government's perceived lax reaction to them.

Organisers, among them the opposition Greens, The Left and Pirates parties, said 20,000 people turned out. Police would not confirm the figure, saying only their "tally differs from that of the organisers".

The protest was organised under the slogan "Freedom Rather Than Fear" and demonstrators carried banners saying: "Stop spying on us" and, more sarcastically: "Thanks to PRISM (the US government's vast data collection programs) the government finally knows what the people want".

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Those Germans sure know how to get involved in a political debate. I am looking forward to the day, when I can see this kind of protest here in the USSA. But, here you risk being labeled a terrorist and thrown in Gitmo...or one of the infamous FEMA camps. Americans should be the ones protesting...maybe we will come next election, Right?

"I own MY privacy"

"I own MY privacy"