German Protestors storm the German Reichstag. August 29, 2020. (Reuters/C. Mang)

Germany’s Nationalist Flag Wars

Protestors in Germany are waving the German Imperial Flag. It’s a direct assault on German democracy.

uring recent demostrations in Berlin, protesters have been waving Germany’s old black, white and red Imperial flag. Because of Germany’s history, this is not just an expression of nostalgia or quaint, old-fashion monarchism. It is a direct assault on Germany’s tradition of post-war democratic rule.