Correction: Germany-North Korea-Protest story

November 23, 2017 - 12:04 pm

BERLIN (AP) — In a story Nov. 18 about a protest in Berlin against tensions between the United States and North Korea, The Associated Press erroneously identified one of the organizations involved. The group is called International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, not International Pediatricians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Demonstrators in Germany protest US, North Korea tensions

Hundreds of people formed a human chain between the United States and North Korean embassies in downtown Berlin to protest the rising tensions and harsh words between the two nations

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of people formed a human chain between the United States and North Korean embassies in downtown Berlin during a protest of the rising tensions and harsh words between the two nations.

Demonstrators also banged oil drums painted to resemble atomic waste containers, waved banners with slogans like "Make Peace, Not War" and posed in front of a faux nuclear missile wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

International organizations taking part in Saturday's protest in Germany's capital included Greenpeace and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Demonstrator Alex Rosen says that with the U.S. and Russia possessing thousands of nuclear weapons, "the current crisis on the Korean peninsula only raises the threat of war."

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