A group of Greeks interrupted German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s speech in Berlin on Saturday morning. The Greek solidarity activists entered the venue where the speech was taking place, shouting in Greek and holding homemade signs with the word “OXI” [NO].
At the time of the interruption, Merkel was preparing to make her speech in an event organized by her political party, the German Christian Democrats (CDU). The protesters holding the “OXI” signs were referring to the decision the Greek people have to make in Sunday’s referendum about the European leaders’ bailout program proposal.
In just a few minutes, security officers removed the protesters from the premises, while the German Chancellor responded: “In order to balance the situation once again, we say “NAI,” which means “Yes” in Greek,” she said and the crowd applauded.