About 200 joined the annual march for “remembrance of the African victims of enslavement, trade with enslaved people, colonial occupation and racist violence”. The march took place for the eleventh time.
The date was determined after the last day of the “Congo conference” in Berlin from November, 15th 1884 to February, 26th 1885.
The activists called to rename streets with racist names (as the Mohrenstrasse) They also urged to return holy objects and mortal remains from German museums to their African owners.
The march was joined by MP Öczan Mutlu (Greens) and the member of the parliament of Berlin Susanna Kahlefeld (Greens). So Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Germany’s first city council with African origin held a speech.
Honorable guests were Ida Hoffman, chairwoman of the Nama Genocide Technical Committee, Esther Muinjangue, chairwoman of the Ovaherero / Ovambanderu Genocide Foundation (OGF) and Doudou Diène, political scientist from Senegal and former UN special correspondent for racism, xenophobia and discrimination.