March 7, 2020
You know what the real threat to Germany is, right?
People who think there are too many immigrants.
More than 7,500 people gathered in Munich on Friday to rally against far-right terror, racism, anti-Semitism. The protest was also angled against the far-right German political party Alternative for Germany (AfD).
The demonstration was organized in light of the rise of far-right attacks in Germany in recent months, such as in Hanau.
Organizers had expected at least 5,000 participants, and police estimate over 7,500 attended.
“Hate, agitation and anti-Semitism have no place here,” wrote Bavarian Premier Marcus Söder on Twitter, after giving a speech at the demonstration.
Demokraten stehen zusammen: Kundgebung gegen Extremismus und rechten Terror „Just don’t do it“ in München. Hass, Hetze und Antisemitismus haben bei uns keinen Platz. Wir bekennen Farbe für die Demokratie in unserem Land. pic.twitter.com/uAzB7POijQ
— Markus Söder (@Markus_Soeder) March 6, 2020
“We need to be certain that the poison does not trickle down into the groundwater of our democracy,” he said at the rally, according to the dpa news agency, echoing words used by German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the Hanau attack.
Söder also strongly criticized the AfD for their part in the rise of the far-right in Germany, saying that they wanted to drag Germany back to the 1930s, according to Bavarian broadcaster BR.
Protesters brandished signs with slogans like “colorful not brown” and “grandmothers against the right.” The Left party and the Greens were also among the protesters.
A small group of critics of the demonstration tried to disturb Söder’s speech.
The AfD has 22 seats in Bavaria’s state parliament in Munich, a part of Germany known for its conservative values. The AfD has caused controversy in the state of Thuringia, with political parties floundering over their promises not to cooperate with them on any level.
You know how the Holocaust started, right?
People were sitting around and talking about things that were not politically correct.
If people think anything at all different than exactly what the government tells them to think, millions will die.