Thousands Protests against Drone Operations at US Air Force base in Germany

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Thousands Protests against Drone Operations at US Air Force base in Germany

Activists attend a rally “Stop-Ramstein” on the road leading to US Air Force Base in Ramstein-Miesenbach on June 11, 2016. © Oliver Dietze / DPA / AFP

Several thousand protestors formed a human chain along the perimeter of a US Air Force Base in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany on June 11, protesting against US drone operations. According to reports from 3,000 to 6,000 people had formed the chain close to the base.

The Ramstein Air Base also services as the headquarters for the US Air Forces in Europe.

The protest was organized by the civil movement “Stop Ramstein – No Drone War,” which argues that the base located close to the city of Kaiserslautern, is used to transmit information between drone operators in the United State and unmanned drone aircraft in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Syria

The organizers of the prosest said that using the German base for transmitting data for drone operations goes against the German Constitution. They demanded that the base satellite relay station be closed.

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