Thousands protest in Berlin against Siemens job cuts plan

Protesting Siemens workers from the IG Metal union are seen demonstrating outside the Estrel hotel in Berlin on November 23, 2017. (AFP)

Thousands of Siemens employees have rallied in the German city of Berlin against job cuts proposed by the tech giant.

On Thursday, workers beat drums and chanted slogans during a rally outside the Estrel Hotel, where the executive board of Siemens was holding a meeting.

The company plans to lay off thousands of workers globally, with half of the job cuts expected to fall in Germany.

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