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Demonstrators in Berlin last night chanting and holding home made placards - in English. Why are German demonstrators doing so in English? Is it something to do with getting wider media coverage?
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So they are understood outside of the German speaking world as well.
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Demonstrators in Berlin last night chanting and holding home made placards - in English. Why are German demonstrators doing so in English? Is it something to do with getting wider media coverage?
Maybe they were not Germans ,maybe they were Antifa members coming from Chicago?
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The German section of the Antifa (private army of Soros) did participate on the demonstration .
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It's simpler than that - they knew the world would be watching (especially the big American networks), and made sure their message would get across.

Unlike the Anglosphere, it's not unusual for Europeans to speak four or five languages fluently - which makes sure my rudimentary French and German and execrable Spanish, are nothing to boast about.
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What placards are you talking about exactly ?

Only one I saw in English in the local paper here, read "A F****** Disgrace".

A play on words that simply wouldn't work in German.
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What placards are you talking about exactly ?
Only one I saw in English in the local paper here, read "A F****** Disgrace".
A play on words that simply wouldn't work in German.
Not really.
I suppose they could have written Abscheulich fürchterlich Dreck (it's the best I could come up with - I am not a poet)
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What placards are you talking about exactly ?

Only one I saw in English in the local paper here, read "A F****** Disgrace".

A play on words that simply wouldn't work in German.
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That's indeed somewhat uninspired, wouldn't surprise me at all if this was copied and handed out by "professional" protestors as suggested above.

The fellow prominently in the picture isn't even holding it, it's the guy behind him, who probably noticed the camera.
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It's simpler than that - they knew the world would be watching (especially the big American networks), and made sure their message would get across.
Unlike the Anglosphere, it's not unusual for Europeans to speak four or five languages fluently - which makes sure my rudimentary French and German and execrable Spanish, are nothing to boast about.
The same occurs in Hungary. When the liberals and socialists (not really socialists since they support neo-liberal economics) demonstrate in Budapest, you see English-language signs, even though only a minority of Hungarians know English. Similarly, migrants have even appeared at the Hungarian border fence brandishing professionally-made English language placards, whose messages seems mostly lost on the predominantly Hungarian-only speaking border guards...
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What placards are you talking about exactly ?

Only one I saw in English in the local paper here, read "A F****** Disgrace".

A play on words that simply wouldn't work in German.
It works very well in Scotland.

You'd think the Germans would at least think twice before embracing the far Right.
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Demonstrators in Berlin last night chanting and holding home made placards - in English. Why are German demonstrators doing so in English? Is it something to do with getting wider media coverage?
Wh*ring for the cameras.

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You'd think the Germans would at least think twice before embracing the far Right.
Since when has the far right been all that big into thinking
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