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Tens of thousands demonstrate in cities across Germany against government policies and social inequalities ahead of the ruling party's national meeting.

A day before Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats party (CDU) meeting, nearly 100,000 Germans marched across the country in Stuttgart, Dortmund, Nuremberg and Erfurt.

"We don't want a republic in which powerful interest groups decide the guidelines of politics with their money, their power and their influence," Berthold Huber, head of Germany's largest trade union IG Metall, told a crowd of protesters in Stuttgart.

The rallies were organized by the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB), which is demanding higher wages for workers and a mandatory minimum wage.

Demonstrators also protested at the introduction of the new pension age of 67, AFP reported.

During the annual CDU meeting, held between November 14-16 in Karlsruhe, delegates will most likely re-elect Merkel as the head of the party.

The coalition government currently shares power with the Free Democrats and has passed austerity measures and spending cuts during the country's economic crisis.

Merkel's government is now trailing behind the center-left Social Democrats and Greens in opinion polls, Reuters reported.

Last week, tens of thousands of environmental activists protested at the transport of radioactive waste from France to Germany in conjunction with the government's recent decision to extend the life spans of Germany's 17 nuclear power plants.

Funny when you have to go Tehran to get the truth

http://presstv.ir/detail/150880.html

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Funny when you have to go Tehran to get the truth

http://presstv.ir/detail/150880.html

Standard practice.

Notice how all the media attention for the student protests in London last week were on the "violence" (they managed to show shots of a PC with a bandaged nose, and a few people kicking a window in, which is less violent than a typical Saturday night in most towns).

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But why not the BBC or ITV or C4?

Keeping up appearnces?

But wait I'm confused, according to some posters on here Germany is undergoing a boom???........................ :rolleyes:

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But why not the BBC or ITV or C4?

It didn't get much coverage outside Germany because its not a great story. End of. Or do you think it's part of a global conspiracy? In which you've been watching Press TV too much.

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But why not the BBC or ITV or C4?

Because very few people in the UK give a flying f**k what happens sausage-side.

Nobody cares about German domestic politics unless they are having one of their periodic lapses into bellicose totalitarianism. Another bout of which they are overdue for, I'll grant you.

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Because very few people in the UK give a flying f**k what happens sausage-side.

Nobody cares about German domestic politics unless they are having one of their periodic lapses into bellicose totalitarianism. Another bout of which they are overdue for, I'll grant you.

The totalitarianism is happening in Amerika this time, what with the President claiming the power to kill anyone without judicial oversight and the TSA groping up women and kids at airports.

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