Thousands protest drone warfare at U.S. base in Germany

Drone protest in Germany
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A crowd of several thousand formed a human chain around a U.S. Air Force base in Germany on Saturday in protest of American drone warfare in the Middle East.

The demonstrators object to the use of Ramstein Air Base as a support location for drone strikes in places like Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen, arguing that the practice violates the German constitution. The U.S. has maintained a significant military presence in Germany since the end of World War II.

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