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Source: The Left “Explosive weapons in populated areas injure and kill tens of thousands of people around the world every year. Civil society rightly calls for an end to this atrocity. The Federal Republic also has to make its contribution ”, demands Matthias Höhn, chairman of the subcommittee on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation for the parliamentary group DIE LINKE, on the occasion of the inauguration of the memorial for the unknown civilians in front of the Brandenburg Gate on October 8th. Höhn continues: “The corona pandemic has slowed down the negotiations for an international declaration against the use of explosive weapons with a so-called surface effect in populated areas. Nevertheless, we hope for a quick and successful result. On October 8, after a corona-related delay, the memorial for the unknown civilians in front of the Brandenburg Gate will be inaugurated. It stands for the thousands upon thousands of people who were also killed by explosive weapons. The use of these weapons in populated areas must finally be banned. But the federal government is unfortunately far too cautious in its previous statements. It must finally join the call of the UN Secretary General and the International Committee of the Red Cross and demand that such weapons use be banned, including by international partners. “


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