Protest in Berlin against persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya

Protest in Berlin against persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya

Around 80 people are taking part in a demonstration in Berlin to draw attention to the continuing persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya.

The demonstration passes the Russian embassy, where an intermediate rally is held, and ends in front of the Reichstag.

The background to this is the reports that have been going on for two years that homosexuals are regularly subjected to persecution, torture and murder in the Russian republic.

The demonstration will take place on the Day of Remembrance for Homosexual Persecuted Persecutees under National Socialism.

Sealift demands the admission of refugees from the Mediterranean in Berlin

Sealift demands the admission of refugees from the Mediterranean in Berlin

About 100 people gathered in front of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin to protest against the government's rigid asylum policy. They demanded the reception of 32 people who are currently on the rescue ship "Seawatch 3". Although several German cities, including Berlin, had already promised to accept them, the Federal Ministry of the Interior under Horst Seehofer (CSU) continued to delay a solution.

The participants demanded safe passages for refugees as well as compliance with international maritime law and European value standards.

The rally was organised by the Seebrücke.

Demonstration in Berlin against dictatorship in Sudan

Demonstration in Berlin against dictatorship in Sudan

Hundreds of Sudanese people travelled through Berlin's western city centre to the Sudan Embassy to express their solidarity with the protests that have been going on for days in Sudan. They demanded an end to the regime of dictator Umar al-Bashir and the transfer of the president to the International Court of Justice. A portrait of the dictator was also burned.

Among the protesters was Taina Gärtner, BVV representative for Bündnis90/Die Grünen and this year's winner of the taz Panter Prize.

The background is nationwide protests in Sudan, which were ignited by the precarious situation of the population and recently by a price increase for bread. The regime is taking violent action against the protests. For many years the regime has been accused of massive violations of human rights.

Thursday rally in Berlin against right-wing federal government in Austria

Thursday rally in Berlin against right-wing federal government in Austria

Several dozen activists gather in Berlin in front of the Austrian Embassy to protest against the black-blue/brown federal government under Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
Under the motto "It's Thursday again - also in Berlin", speeches and cultural contributions criticize the shift to the right in Austria and Europe, as well as the right orientation of Kurz's politics and his FPÖ Vice Chancellor H.C. Strache. In particular also the anti-feminist attitude of the right-wing extremist libertarian party is contradicted.

The slogan "It's Thursday again" dates back to the year 2000, when weekly demonstrations against the first edition of the video were held in Vienna by conservative ÖVP and right-wing radical FPÖ.

Climate Coal Demo "Stopping Coal - Climate Protection Now" in Berlin

Climate Coal Demo "Stopping Coal - Climate Protection Now" in Berlin

Under the motto "Stop coal - climate protection now", thousands of people are demonstrating in Berlin for climate protection and a quick exit from coal.