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German President urges to fight hatred

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged everyone to “fight hate and an environment that ignores human dignity”.

Steinmeier criticized during the reception of representatives of civil organizations on the occasion of the New Year in the presidential palace, the recent attacks against politicians and civil activists.

“If people are despised and insulted, everyone should object to that,” Steinmeier said.

The German President mentioned the attacks against the country’s local politicians, state representatives and civil society institutions.

He pointed out that the politicians spent sleepless nights because of the insults and threats they face.

Steinmeier stressed that “it is the duty of politicians, the police and the judiciary to protect those who struggle for society.”

He continued: “When people are exposed to contempt and insult, we have to raise our voices to protest that.”

Recently, Germany has witnessed attacks against politicians and civil society activists.

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