German campaigners protest on World Savings Day

On World Savings Day, ICAN Germany organised a National Day of Action to protest against the involvement of German banks in the financing of nuclear weapons.

Some large German financial institutions, such as Commerzbank, invest billions in companies that maintain, produce or develop nuclear weapons. On World Savings Day. The German campaigners used World Savings Day to expose the entanglement of the Financial institutions with the nuclear weapon producing companies. They demanded from the banks that they withdraw these investments.

Protests were organised in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Frankfurt, Hannover, Hamburg, Köln, Bonn, Würzburg and Gießen. Like with the Action week last year, campaigners organized some really creative protests! You can look at a photo gallery here.

To visit ICAN Germany’s website, click here!

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Maaike Beenes is program officer humanitarian disarmament at Pax for Peace in the Netherlands. She works on divestment from producers of nuclear weapons and cluster munitions, and is co-author of the Don't Bank on the Bomb report.

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