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Germans take to streets against US spying programme

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Thousands of people have been protesting across Germany against the U.S. Government’s spying programme.

They also expressed solidarity with Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed the US’s mass surveillance of phone and internet records of citizens around the world, known as Prism.

They held a large banner reading “Protect Edward Snowden – Free Bradley Manning” and called on the German government to help Snowden, who faces espionage charges for releasing the classified information.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff has had to defend allegations that he German government was in cahoots with US agents, insisting that German intelligence agencies fully upheld German law.