Roger Waters comes out in support of MERA25 Germany

Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters, who in recent years has faced backlash for his criticism of Israel’s human rights violations and staunch defence of the rights of Palestinians, has publicly expressed his support of MERA25 Germany in the upcoming European Union elections.

In a video published on social media, Rogers emphasised that MERA25 is the only political party in Germany “speaking out on the Palestinian plight, when all others are keeping quiet”.

Rogers calls on people in Germany to support MERA25’s effort to collect 5,000 signatures by the end of February, which would make the party eligible for the upcoming June elections.

Rogers’ statement comes days ahead of a tour in Germany by DiEM25 co-founder Yanis Varoufakis, which begins on February 16. Varoufakis will take part in events in Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt.

Roger Waters’ comments on MERA25 Germany

“There is a political party in Germany that is speaking out on the Palestinian plight when all others are keeping quiet, MERA25 need 5,000 signatures to be eligible to run in the European elections next June,” he said in the video.

“Just as has happened to me, they are also being targeted by the German establishment. Don’t let the establishment win. Please, help them get there by the end of this month and join them as they bring a German voice for reason, peace, and universal human rights to the European Parliament. Let’s do the 5,000 names for MERA25, there’s lots and lots of us. Let’s do it today.”

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