Angry protesters have taken to the streets in Cologne to protest the production by state TV of a propaganda song using a children’s choir. What the demonstrators object to is that the idiotic song refers to Grandma as an “environmental pig”. They don’t like their grandmothers being insulted at taxpayers’ expense.
I’ve seen quite a few German propaganda videos over the years that are far more insulting to ordinary Germans than the Grandma song. This is especially true of taxpayer-funded propaganda promoting mass migration into Germany, which has turned German citizens, especially women, into victims of assault, rape, and murder, and made them afraid to go out at night or walk the street alone. Such propaganda would seem to be far more consequential in its effects, yet it has engendered no public response to match the intensity of the GrandmaGate protests.
I don’t understand the collective psyche of Germans at all. I observe these events, but they don’t make any sense.
And now we see Antifa taking to the streets in a counter-protest against the GrandmaGate demonstrators, and in far larger numbers. The leftists engaged in violent confrontation with the police as they attempted to teach a lesson to the “Nazis” who object to the Grandma video. Not wanting grandmothers to be labeled “pigs” is seen as evidence of right-wing extremism.
So this stuff just gets stranger and stranger.
Below are four videos about the latest GrandmaGate protests and the Antifa response. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
Video #1 is a brief news report on the demonstration in Cologne by supporters of Grandma:
Video #2 shows counter-protesters clashing with the police and being arrested:
Video #3 shows a violent encounter between Antifa and the police:
Video #4 is a more detailed report on the demonstrators and their leftist attackers:
Video transcript #1:
|00:00||This afternoon hundreds of people gathered in Cologne to demonstrate.|
|00:04||They were protesting the satirical video produced by WDR, in which a choir of children sing|
|00:08||about their grandmothers being environmental pigs. A right-wing group called for demonstrations|
|00:12||to protest against the taxpayer-funded public broadcasting. [Sign] My grandma was a rubble woman,|
|00:16||not an environmental pig! —Approximately 50 protesters participated.|
|00:19||The counter-protest organised by “Cologne Against the Right” had 1,500 participants.|
|00:23||According to the police there were a few small clashes,|
|00:27||seven police complaints filed, and one arrest.
Video transcript #2:
|00:00||On the edge of the demonstration, there were physical clashes…|
|00:11||…against the police as well.|
|00:25||A man was found in possession of a knife|
|00:29||Several police complaints were filed. —Please step back!|
|00:33||Get back! —A demonstrator was arrested.|
Video transcript #3:
|00:00||Grandma-gate Demonstration — Police and Antifa Clash / Cologne / January 1 2020|
|00:26||We’re staying here.|
|00:52||We just want to demonstrate and exercise our basic rights. Our human rights.|
|00:55||And these kinds of people are trying to prevent it.|
|01:16||Now the owner is coming towards us. He has a baton.|
|01:19||We are peaceful, what are you? We are peaceful, what are you?|
|01:35||German police, they are the fascists! German police, they are the fascists!
Video transcript #4:
|00:00||In front of the WDR building in Cologne, approximately 60 people, according to police,|
|00:04||were protesting against the public broadcasting service.|
|00:08||There was also a counter-protest by labour unions, leftist groups,|
|00:11||the Green Party and JUSOs [young social democrats]. They were marching|
|00:14||under the banner of “Cologne Against the Right”. According to the police, hundreds participated,|
|00:18||but the organizer claims 1,500 demonstrators participated.|
|00:21||They were protesting for freedom of opinion and freedom of the press.|
|00:24||They were also protesting in favor of the public service broadcasting.|
|00:27||During the demonstration there were a few clashes with police.|
|00:30||Four people were slightly injured. In another location,|
|00:34||near the WDR building… —Always stay friendly. Stay friendly, OK?|
|00:39||Don’t touch. Don’t touch me. —I don’t give a s***! —Don’t touch me. Don’t touch me.|
|00:42||—I haven’t touched you yet! If I do you’ll know it! —Come on! Get out of here!|
|00:47||Go on, piss off! —Don’t touch. Police, please! Call the police!|
|00:53||What!? Come on! What do you want!? Come on!|
|01:12||Actually we wanted to have a demonstration without any violence.|
|01:17||We managed to meet in front of this building. My friends and I came|
|01:23||from the other side. We didn’t realize that it was the wrong side,|
|01:29||and we wanted to come over here to you. That’s when it happened.|
|01:35||An umbrella, someone attacked me with an umbrella.|
|01:40||Now I have a cut. The police handled the situation with discipline.|
|01:46||They encircled us, to protect us.|
|01:53||Directly after that a police officer bandaged my wound.|
|01:56||So I would like to say thank you to the police.