More than 100,000 participants at demonstration against Ukraine war

More than 100,000 participants at demonstration against Ukraine war

On Sunday, more than a hundred thousand people took to the streets of Berlin to protest against the war in Ukraine.

  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (6)© dpa
    People protest in front of the Brandenburg Gate against the war in Ukraine.
  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (11)© dpa
    People protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the Straße des 17. Juni near the Brandenburg Gate.
  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (2)© dpa
    People hold signs, flags and placards at a demonstration under the slogan "Stop the war! Peace for Ukraine and all Europe" against the Russian attack on Ukraine.
  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (7)© dpa
    A woman protests against the war in Ukraine near the Brandenburg Gate wearing a mouth guard inscribed with the phrase "Love not war" and a peace symbol on her forehead.
  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (8)© dpa
    Climate activist Luisa Neubauer speaks at a demonstration under the slogan "Stop the war! Peace for Ukraine and all of Europe" against the Russian attack on Ukraine.
  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (5)© dpa
    People gathered for a demonstration under the slogan "Stop the war! Peace for Ukraine and all of Europe" against the Russian attack on Ukraine.
  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (9)© dpa
    People hold signs, flags and placards at a demonstration under the slogan "Stop the war! Peace for Ukraine and all of Europe" against the Russian attack on Ukraine.
  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (4)© dpa
    Participants demonstrate against the war in Ukraine with a sign with the inscription "Peace" on it at the memorial to the killed Soviet soldiers in World War II in front of a Soviet T34 tank.
  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (3)© dpa
    Participants of a demonstration against the Ukraine war walk past the Reichstag building.
  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (1)© dpa
    "Peace" is written in big letters on the street of June 17 in front of a demonstration against the Russian attack on Ukraine under the slogan "Stop the war! Peace for Ukraine and all of Europe".
  • Demo: Ukraine Konflikt - Berlin© dpa
    People hold signs, flags and placards at a demonstration under the slogan "Stop the war! Peace for Ukraine and all Europe" against the Russian attack on Ukraine.
  • Ukraine Konflikt - Berlin© dpa
    People hold signs, flags, and posters with slogans like "Heute wir - morgen ihr!"("Today us - tomorrow you!").
  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (10)© dpa
    One hand holds a homemade peace sign in the Ukrainian colors of yellow and blue at a demonstration under the slogan "Stop the war! Peace for Ukraine and all Europe" against the Russian attack on Ukraine.
  • Friedensdemonstration Berlin (12)© dpa
    People protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the Straße des 17. Juni near the Brandenburg Gate.
About an hour after the start of the demonstration, the police spoke of a number of participants in the lower six-figure range. At the same time, the influx of people from the surrounding area continued. The area between the Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column was already at full capacity under Coronavirus conditions. Therefore, the demonstration area was extended to the Tiergarten S-Bahn station and to the other streets around the Victory Column.
An alliance of trade unions, churches, initiatives, environmental organizations and peace groups had called for protests against Russia's attack under the slogan: "Stop the war. Peace for Ukraine and all of Europe". The organizers had initially expected around 20,000 participants.
Author: dpa/deepl.com
Publication date: 27. February 2022
Last updated: 1. March 2022

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