Monday, January 10, 2022

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

Members and supporters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), alongside members of the German Communist Party (DKP) and the Socialist Workers Youth (SDAJ), participated on Sunday 9 January in a large rally in honor of slained communist leaders Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in Berlin.

According to the organizers of the rally, despite the freezing temperatures and the pandemic-related restriction measures more than 7,000 people marched in the streets in order to honor the two communist revolutionaries who were murdered on January 15th, 1919 by  paramilitary troops of the social democratic government and the German bourgeoisie shortly after the violent suppression of the Berlin workers' revolution. 

The rally began from the Frankfurter Tor in Berlin and, after an hour, it reached Friedrichsfelde cemetery where the demonstrators laid wreaths and carnations in front of the large memorial stone which bears the words “Die Toten mahnen uns” (The dead remind us).