Post-October 9 Demonstration, Leipzig

On October 10, there was a demonstration against the October 9 commemorative events by approximately 100 young people, dressed in black, who marched from the  main train station to the central square, carrying banners critiquing the previous evening’s event as a waste of funds. Both banners and speeches raised questions about Germany’s progress since 1989; among the concerns was the country’s resistance to offering citizenships to people of non-German ethnic origin. One protester poured his bottle of beer over the new 1989 monument (in the shape of a golden egg) that Leipzigers had honored with canOct. 10 DemonstrationLeipzig Demonstrations Oct. 10 2Leipzig Demonstrations Oct. 10 3dles the evening before. A small group of 6-7 counter protesters held signs criticizing this demonstration.

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