Berlin against 13 - Demonstration against upload filter

Berlin against 13 - Demonstration against upload filter

Around 2500 people took part in a demonstration under the motto "Berlin against 13" against the planned reform of copyright law. The alliance had called "Berlin gegen 13". The participants feared a restriction of freedom of expression by Article 13 of the planned European copyright reform. This could result in upload filters that contain technical errors or could deliberately be misused for censorship.

Vegan Move: Vegan demonstation for animal rights in Berlin

Vegan Move: Vegan demonstation for animal rights in Berlin

About 200 people demonstrated in Berlin under the motto "Join the Move" for animal rights and a vegan lifestyle.

The vegan demo takes place for the second time. With music the participants moved from Alexanderplatz to the Brandenburg Gate. They demanded to replace animal products with herbal alternatives.

Fifth Anniversary: Protest in Berlin against Russian occupation of Crimea

Fifth Anniversary: Protest in Berlin against Russian occupation of Crimea

Several dozen activists gathered at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Russia's occupation of the Crimea. Russia annexed this part of Ukraine in violation of international law. The international community reacted with sanctions against Russia.

The participants also demanded the release of hundreds of political prisoners from Russian custody.

Vira Savchenko, the sister of Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian military pilot, who was initially imprisoned in Russia and is now in prison in Ukraine, is also taking part in the rally.

Kurds in Berlin solidarize with hunger striking activists

Kurds in Berlin solidarize with hunger striking activists

Around 100 Kurds took part in a demonstration in Berlin. They showed solidarity with various Kurdish activists and politicians, including HDP member of parliament Leyla Güven, who went on an unlimited hunger strike in November last year.

However, the train stopped after about 150 meters, after the police prohibited a banner on which the portrait of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan could be seen.

Background is a hunger strike of hundreds of Kurdish prisoners to improve the prison conditions of Abdullah Öcalan. The Turkish government is accused of keeping him in solitary confinement and of denying him visits. The hunger strike began in November last year, and some prisoners are said to be in critical health.

Demonstration in Berlin to commemorate the beginning of the first Chechen war in 1994

Demonstration in Berlin to commemorate the beginning of the first Chechen war in 1994

A few dozen mainly Chechens gather on Pariser Platz in Berlin to commemorate the beginning of the so-called first Chechen war on 11.12.1994.

After Chechnya declared its independence in November 1994, the military invasion of the former Soviet Republic by Russian troops began a few weeks later. Around 80,000 people died and it is said that the Russian troops committed serious violations of human rights.