About 5,000 Germans protested against drone strikes near the US
military air base located Germany, local media reported.
BERLIN (Sputnik) — Some 5,000 Germans protested on Saturday near the
US military air base located in Ramstein, Germany against drone
strikes, local media reported.
The demonstrators formed a human chain near Ramstein, which was
situated in the western Rhineland-Palatinate state, to protest
against the fact that US drones were operated from the base, the
German Deutschlandfunk radio station reported.
In April 2015, media reports revealed that a US military base in
Germany’s Ramstein was a center of the US drone program, which uses
unmanned aerial vehicles for air strikes in the Middle East and
Africa. In 2014, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported that
US drones used to hunt down al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been
operated from the Ramstein base without the knowledge of German