“Thank You, Merkel” — Silent Protest at the Dome

In Cologne on New Year’s Eve a silent protest was organized in front of the Dome (Cathedral) in Cologne. The subtitles in the video below are translations of the text on the flyers shown, rather than of the intermittent voices, which were not always clear.

Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


0:06   Thank you, Merkel!
0:14   The year that took our freedom away from us.
0:26   The year in which peace died.
0:37   The year in which peace died.

6 thoughts on ““Thank You, Merkel” — Silent Protest at the Dome

  1. Some in Germany allready call “Bundeskanzlerin” Merkel, “Todeskanzlerin” Merkel.

    From Federation-Chancellor to Death-Chancellor.
    Of course it sounds different in German, almost rhymes.

  2. How sweet, how very lovely and civilized.

    And what exactly did this silent protest achieve? Nothing. Just like the many silent protests before. Useless.

    The time for silence has long since passed.

    • Pegida, AfD, die Identitären fe. are everything but silent.
      That`s exactly why they are a target of hate, threads, violence and defamation.

      There is not much left after silent protest, loud protest, civil disobedience and getting political active.
      And turning to violence is highly problematic (even the one that doesn`t target people).
      But sadly in the end it will come to it, if things don`t fundamentaly change.
      One terror attack or one rape to much…

  3. Just for the record, it’s “dom”, meaning a special or important church, not necessarily a cathedral, unlike the Italian “duomo”.

    • A cathedral is the seat of a bishop and therefore the central church of a diocese.

      A dom is “just” a big historical church-building with architectural or cultural importance.

      Since this Website refers to Vienna. 😉
      The St. Stephens Cathedral is mostly just called Stephansdom (St. Stephens Dom), because it was first just a dom and did become the seat of a bishop only during the 15th century.

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