One week before the European elections, several thousand people in Berlin and six other major German cities took to the streets on Sunday to signal against nationalism.
At noon, thousands of people gathered in Berlin for the opening rally at Alexanderplatz in the district of Mitte. The crowd was to march in the direction of the Victory Column in Tiergarten (monument in Berlin).
Under the motto “A Europe for all – your vote against nationalism” also demonstrations began in Frankfurt, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne and Hamburg.
In Berlin, among other green leader Annalena Baerbock and the Green Party’s top candidate for the European elections, Ska Keller wanted to participate.
In Cologne, Social Democratic Party SPD leader Andrea Nahles and the SPD top candidates for the European elections, Katarina Barley and Udo Bullmann, had announced.
Called to the protests was the alliance “A Europe for all”, which includes more than 250 initiatives.
Among them are the campaign network Campact, the environmental organization Greenpeace and the aid organization Oxfam. The Left Party and the Pirate Party supported the day of action.
According to the organizers, demonstrations against nationalism were planned across Europe in a total of around 50 cities. These included Bucharest, Malmo, Vienna and Utrecht.