What does the flag of Imperial Germany symbolize today?

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German extremist right-wing protesters are often seen carrying the black-white-red flags of the Deutsches Kaiserreich (Imperial Germany).

Vizekanzler Scholz sagte: "Es kann nicht hingenommen werden, dass einige mit Symbolen aus einer schlimmen, dunklen Vergangenheit vor dem Reichstagsgebäude auftreten und das wichtigste Symbol unserer Demokratie, das Parlament, missachten."
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  1. Here we have a politician saying it is a symbol from a dark past. Is it, though? While it was a monarchy, it was also unifying Germany, which I guess is good. Of course, we then have colonies and WWI but that surely is not what the flag symbolizes, is it?

  2. Is it a rejection of the current flag and the democracy it represents?

  3. What is it supposed to signify that attracts right extremists and that others reject?

  4. Nobody wants a monarchy back, do they?

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