June 18 - Demonstrations take to the streets in Berlin to air grievances ahead of U.S. President Obama's visit to Germany. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: As Berlin awaits U.S. President Barack Obama's first official visit, about 300 people protested on Tuesday against the surveillance practice of the NSA (National Security Agency). The head of the NSA said last week that the extensive U.S. surveillance efforts had helped stop possible attacks, and warned that making details of the top-secret programs public had compromised national security. But the demonstrators were of different opinion and said they considered the data surveillance a breach of their human rights. "We want to tell him (Obama) that he must stop scanning all our data with PRISM (U.S. surveillance program) and the NSA and violating European and human rights," Linnea Riensberg of the group Digital Community said. Obama said on Monday that he will meet soon with a privacy and civil liberties oversight board to discuss ways to balance the need for U.S. surveillance while respecting people's right to privacy.