Thousands of people participated in the protests in Berlin

Thousands of people took part in anti-AfD demonstrations in Berlin and Potsdam

According to the organizers, about 25,000 people took part in the rally in Berlin against the right-wing populists Alternative for Germany. Chancellor Scholz and Minister of Foreign Affairs Barbock attended another thousands of rallies in Potsdam.

Thousands of people protested against right-wing extremism in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Sunday, January 14. According to the police, the protest attracted “several thousand” participants. A spokesman for the Friday Future of the Climate Movement, which called for the event, said 25,000 people would attend.

Organizers say the demonstration aims to “send a clear message” to the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and against right-wing extremism and “to defend our democracy”. The reason for this was a secret meeting of AfD politicians with neo-Nazis and right-wing radicals, which allegedly discussed a plan to deport millions of migrants from Germany.

Protesters carried placards with slogans, namely banning the AfD.

A multi-thousand-strong protest against right-wing extremists took place on the same day in Berlin’s neighboring Potsdam, the capital of the federal state of Brandenburg. It was attended, in particular, by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.

A few days ago, Correctiv published an investigation reporting that the Alternative for Germany party, whose Saxon branch has been recognized as far-right extremist by the state constitutional protection agency, took part in a secret meeting. with neo-Nazis near Potsdam where plans for “re-emigration” were discussed. “- expulsion of millions of foreigners and German citizens with migratory roots. This publication sparked a wide-ranging debate in Germany, in particular about the banning of the AfD.


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