Big German demonstration against extreme right

Demonstrators against extreme right AfD in Germany, photo by Tim Zülch

Translated from daily Neues Deutschland in Germany today, about Berlin:

“On the evening of the election, I was shocked – that is why I organize this big demonstration in front of the Reichstag building and hope that many thousands will demonstrate with me for a diverse and cosmopolitan Germany,” says Ali Can on the big stage in front of the Brandenburg Gate to kick off the demonstration under the motto “Against hatred and racism in the Bundestag“. 12,000 people have come to demonstrate before the constituent meeting of the new Bundestag on Tuesday against the move of the [extreme right] AfD into parliament.

Ahead of the first sitting of the newly elected parliament (Bundestag) today, more than 10,000 people demonstrated on Sunday in Berlin against the political shift to the right. More than 90 deputies for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) will be members of the new Bundestag. For the first time since the downfall of Hitler, open Nazis, racists and xenophobes will enter parliament: here.

New AfD MP, 77 year old former policeman Wilhelm von Gottberg described the Holocaust as a “myth” used to “criminalize” Germans: here.

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