The demonstration for solidarity and remembrance, on Friday evening the 27th of September 2013 in Berlin, started by 7pm at Heinrichplatz in Kreuzberg, marched through Neukölln and reached an estimated number of 1,000 people during the whole march. Due to a lot of banners the anger about the murder of Pavlos Fyssas by neo-Nazis got present, as well as solidarity and strength to the migrants.
Chants in English, Greek and German were shouted the whole way, supported by a megaphone. Flyers in English and German were spread on the streets, and several speeches were hold to inform about the racist and fascist attacks.
While some fireworks were lighted during the demonstration, the cops stayed quite calm. However, there was one short arrestment at the endpoint and another at the start in Heinrichplatz, where a person got a fine for ‘violation of the Press Law.’ The cops found flyers in the person’s pockets that didn’t have any signature for the content. So, they also imposed a fine against the unknown author ‘because of slander,’ based on sentences of the flyer stating that Chrissi Avgi/Golden Dawn are rapists and fans of Hitler.
All in all it was a dynamic demonstration even though the time of preparation was short. Another interesting aspect is the fact that it was organized by an open assembly instead of antifa groups as usual. The result was a turnout of anti-authoritarian, leftist and anarchist antifascists.
Attack the fascists and the State! Everywhere!
Solidarity to the victims of racist violence!
Side by side against fascism!
German reportback here.