Right-wing extremist demonstration on Saturday, May 20, 2017 Berlin City West! +++ counter protests scheduled

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the right-wing extremist alliance "Bürgerbündnis Hand in Hand" based in Havelland, announced to march for the fourth time in Berlin. The demonstration under the slogan “Frei – Sozial & Souverän” is scheduled to start at 14:00 at Hardenbergplatz in Berlin’s City West, near Zoologischer Garten train station. The action committee #NOBärgida scheduled its counter protest to start from 13:30 at Hardenbergplatz.

According to the assessment of Mobile Beratung gegen Rechtsextremismus Berlin (MBR), the event is unlikely to draw a huge crowd. On the event’s facebook page, as of today (May 16, 2017), only 53 people marked their attendance. At prior events in January and November, about 100 people took part respectively. At the first event on September 24, 2016, about 150 supporters of right-wing extremist and refugee-phobic initiatives took part.

The action committee ( Aktionsbündnis #NOBärgida ) scheduled a counter protest event to start from 13:30 at Hardenbergplatz. The slogan of the event being: „Gegen den Rechtsruck – Für eine solidarische Gesellschaft“.

Within eyesight from the starting point of the right-wing extremist demonstration, Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung is hosting its event “Demokratiefest” celebrating democracy at Amerika-Haus, from 12:00 until 17:00. The program includes staged events, workshops, films, talks, information booths, as well as events for children.

action map right-wing extremist demonstration May 20, 2017, Berlin City West (as of May 16, 2017)

view the map online via Smartphone-App „Gegen Nazis“ ,with optional service of display of your current location.

Starting point right-wing demonstration „Hand in Hand“: Hardenbergplatz (north side) – Joachimsthaler Straße – Kurfürstendamm – Tauentzienstraße – Wittenbergplatz – Bayreuther Straße – Kurfürstenstraße – Landgrafenstraße – intermediate stop Landgrafenstraße/Lützowufer – Lützowufer – Budapester Straße –  Hardenbergstraße – Hardenbergplatz

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