Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, “Bombodrom.” is something that German peace activists have protested against and this Easter is no different.
Thousands of people gathered northwest of the German capital to demand the project be dropped once and for all. “Bombodrom” is the name they have given to a planned training camp the German air force wants to use to practice military bombings. “I have been in the peace movement since 1990 and have taken part in almost all the Easter marches,” said one man. “It is a way to express my belief that we want a peaceful world.” Despite a recent court victory, protesters want to guarantee plans to create one of Germany’s biggest military training sites are abandoned. A woman taking part in the rally said Easter marches are a useful way to spend one’s time off but much more should be done. The tradition of Easter peace marches originated in Britain in the 1950s. Critics say the event highlights major concerns without offering any real solutions.