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ver.di condemns radical right-wing riots in Washington

ver.di condemns radical right-wing riots in Washington

"The storming of the Capitol in Washington by Trump supporters is an appalling attack on democracy - not only in the USA. The necessary consequence is the resignation of Donald Trump or his impeachment," said Frank Werneke, president of the union ver.di.

"The physical attack on journalists in Washington - including a television crew from ZDF - is an unacceptable assault on press freedom. This is another parallel to developments in Germany as well, where right-wing populists and other extremists repeatedly attack the press," Werneke, who is also a member of the ZDF Television Council, continued.