Hundreds of people formed a human chain between the United States and North Korean embassies in downtown Berlin during a protest of the rising tensions and harsh words between the two nations. Demonstrators also banged oil drums painted to resemble atomic waste containers، waved banners with slogans like “Make Peace، Not War” and posed in front of a faux nuclear missile wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. International organizations taking part in Saturday’s protest in Germany’s capital included Greenpeace and International Pediatricians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Demonstrator Alex Rosen says that with the U.S. and Russia possessing thousands of nuclear weapons، “the current crisis on the Korean peninsula only raises the threat of war.” The last few months have seen President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un locked in an escalating war of words. As the rhetoric has intensified، so have fears that words could spill over into military confrontations Threats، sanctions and missile tests are not new developments in the U.S.-North Korea relationship. What’s different now، experts say، is that the gap in knowledge about what the other side is thinking seems wider than ever، with North Korean officials puzzling over President Trump’s threats، and Americans trying to understand Kim Jong-un’s motivations.