German grannies take to the streets in stand against far-Right

A strange sight has begun to appear at political demonstrations in Germany: a group of elderly ladies, most of them wearing distinct hand-knitted woolly hats, holding up placards that read: “Omas gegen Rechts” — Grannies against the Right.

At a time of life when most people are content to live in retirement and play with their grandchildren, the Grannies are out on the streets in the bitter cold of a German winter,  braving police lines and counter-protestors, with what they say is a warning to today’s generations not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

The women, many in their seventies, say they fear the far-Right is returning to German politics and they want to stop it while there is still…


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