Sunday, January 10, 2021

Berlin: Thousands rallied in honor of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

Despite the pandemic, approximately 3,000 people participated today, Sunday 10 January, in a rally in Berlin dedicated to the commemoration of the murdered communist leaders Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

Despite the peaceful character of the demonstration, the police tried to disperse the protesters by attacking the crowd and creating a tense situation for several minutes. The rally, with the major slogan being "Fight and Remember: Crisis and Oppression- the answer is Revolution", began from the Frankfurter Tor in Friedrichshain and ended at Friedrichsfelde cemetery where the memorial graves of Luxemburg and Liebknecht are. 

Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most significant figures of the German - as well as international - communist movement, were murdered by far-right paramilitaries on January 15, 1919.