Feb. 13, 2018
It all started Monday, three weeks ago. That Monday evening, Uta Ogilvie, an ordinary woman from the suburbs of Hamburg, went downtown, to the posh Hamburg shopping street Jungfernstieg. She held a pink sign, “Merkel must go”, and just walked the street in silence. She was all on her own.
Uta Ogilvie has no political affiliations, she is a practicing Buddhist, and no organization whatsoever was involved in this. It was just one woman’s personal protest.
After a while, some passers-by joined her.
The next Monday, two weeks ago, about 60 people joined her in silence.
From then on, Uta started receiving threats. She asked police for protection of her house, which was denied.
In the early morning hours of this – the third – Monday, she and her family woke up to their house being vandalized.