CSD march and anti-racism protest at the weekend
Two major demonstrations will again draw thousands of people onto the streets of Berlin this weekend.
On Saturday (27 June 2020) a big rally against racism is planned on the Großer Stern as well as a procession of the gay and lesbian scene on Christopher Street Day (CSD), according to the police. According to announcements on the Internet, participants at both events are to observe the Corona distance rules.
1500 participants registered for «Black Lives Matter» demo
1500 participants have registered with the police for the anti-racism rally at the Großer Stern with the motto «Black Lives Matter» (12.30 pm). However, it cannot be ruled out that significantly more will come. At the beginning of June, 15,000 people had gathered on Alexanderplatz because of the killing of the African-American George Floyd by a police officer in the USA.
«Berlin Pride 2020» from Nollendorfplatz to Alexanderplatz
The demonstration against discrimination and for equal rights for gays, lesbians and transsexuals is to begin at 12.00 noon on Nollendorfplatz. The CSD-train with the motto «Berlin Pride 2020» will then take you via Potsdamer Straße, Wilhelmstraße, Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz
. There are 1000 people registered, but there could be a lot more.
Official CSD-Parade in July cancelled
The official CSD-Parade
with many thousand participants and various party floats should have taken place on July 25th, but was cancelled due to the Corona Pandemic. The organizers of the new demonstration wanted to go on the streets anyway. But the main focus should be less on the party events so otherwise usual. How big and exuberant the demonstration and celebration will be on such a day is hard to predict.
Hiphop-Festival in the Parkaue
On Saturday there will also be another car parade against the Corona rules across the city and from 3 p.m. a hiphop festival in the Parkaue in Lichtenberg with 1000 registered participants, as a police spokeswoman announced.
Demo against neo-Nazis on Friday
Already on Friday afternoon (June 26, 5 p.m.) several hundred people will demonstrate against neo-Nazis and the right-wing extremist attacks on Hermannplatz in Neukölln. At Brandenburger Tor
there will already be a rally at noon with the title «Ban on major events». 1000 participants are registered.
Berlin and Brandenburg could break the 30 degree mark by the weekend: According to the German Weather Service, it will be up to 31 degrees on Friday and Saturday.
For Berliners, dating in a larger circle is becoming easier again. The contact restrictions imposed by the Corona pandemic will no longer apply.
Last edited: Thursday, 25. June 2020 09:05 Uhr