Inspired by Yellow Vests In France, Germany's Left-Wing 'Get Up' Movement Vows To Occupy The Streets in 2019

January 3, 2019

Fighting for secure jobs and wage equality, the 170,000-member organization "will be visible on the street and in the public eye in 2019"

Citing widespread dissatisfaction with inequality and a government reticent to take effective action against it, the leader of the German movement Aufstehen ("Get Up") said Wednesday that the world can expect major protests in the country in 2019, inspired by the recent Gilets Jaunes, or Yellow Vest, protests in France.

 

Sahra Wagenknecht, a member of parliament representing the left-wing Die Linke party and a leader of Aufstehen—which has also been translated to "Stand Up" and "Rise Up"—told a foreign press association that the group's 170,000 members have looked to the Yellow Vests as an example of direct action that has had a tangible effect on policies affecting working people.

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