migration politics

Demonstration in solidarity with refugees in Munich – bystanders provoke with hitler salute

Yesterday approximately 500 people gathered on Munich Odeonsplatz to demonstrate for refugees, and against the fortification of asylum laws that took effect as off yesterday. In the beginning several speeches where held – then the demonstration walked through inner-city Munich, also past Rindermarkt and Sendlinger Tor where refugee hunger strikes where held during the last years. Munich police forces walked up close to the demonstration from the beginning on. This tactic – “to prevent violence” – has not been used at PEGIDA during the whole last year – even though this would prevent attacks on journalists as they have been happening. The police officers kept watching the pro refugee demonstration which led to them missing a Hitler salute by a bystander next to the Marienplatz. As the same thing happened for a second time at Sendlinger Tor I was able to document this criminal offence. Beside these provocations the demonstration stayed peaceful.

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