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Germany: Hundreds of Berliners protest Obama ahead of his arrival

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1. W/S March coming emerging from Firedrichstrasse Train Station 2. W/S Protest march 3. M/S Protesters marching 4. M/S Protest at Brandenburg Gate 5. M/S Man on stage speaking to crowds 6. W/S Posters at Brandenberg Gate 4. M/S Crowds with Syrian flags and posters 5. C/U Protesters chanting with red cards 6. W/S Model drone and "No Drone" poster 7. M/S Woman speaking on stage 8. C/U Man holding "Snowden = Hero" poster 9. C/U Poster Mumia Abu Jamal 10. M/S Crowds 11. SOT: Dudin representing "One World Media", an anti-war organisation "Obama is responsible for the criminal war against Syria" 12. M/S Activists holding posters reading "End War on Terror" and "Hands off Syria" 13. C/U Poster reading "Suppression, Stateterror Aggression" 14. M/S Free Bradley Manning Poster 15. C/U Woman holding "Close Gitmo" poster 16. C/U Poster reading "Drone warrior not Berliner" 17. W/S Protest at Brandenberg Gate SCRIPT Germany: Hundreds of Berliners protest Obama ahead of his arrival Protesters flocked to the historic Brandenburger Gate on Monday to voice disapproval at policies of Barack Obama's administration. The "coalition of peace, civil rights, solidarity movements and Free Mumia Initiatives" railed against the widening of the "War on Terror", soaring military expenditures, increasing use of drone warfare and Guantanamo prison remaining functional. After a series of speeches criticising US domestic and foreign policy the poster wielding protesters headed from Friedrichstrasse to the Brandenburger Gate. One poster bearing Obama's face read: "Drone warrior not Berliner". Dressed in orange coloured prison suits, supporters of the "Free Mumia Initiative" protested for the release of American convict Mumia Abu-Jamal, currently serving a life sentence for the murder of a police officer in the 1980s. They contest his guilty verdict and question whether he has received a fair trial. Syrian flags peppered the procession, while one activist denounced the US President's role in the destructive two-year conflict. Dudin representing anti-war organisation "One World Media", declared "Obama is responsible for the criminal war against Syria". Max from the Netherlands said: "When he [Obama] won the elections everybody was like ah this is amazing, but no-one really checked what he has done, and if you look at what he's done its work demonstrating against and speaking out against."