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Berlin: 15,000 Rally to Remember the 100th Anniversary of the Assassination Of Communists Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht – 13 Jan 2019

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100 years later: Commemoration of murdered revolutionaries Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht with current references in Berlin
By Claudia Wangerin

(Google Translate)

One century after the assassination of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, thousands of people marched from the Frankfurt Gate to the Socialist Memorial on Friedrichsfelde Central Cemetery on Sunday in Berlin.

Between red flags with logos of communist groups and the party of  The Left – /Die Linke were also seen at this year’s Luxembourg Liebknecht demonstration also numerous Neongelbe West.  Leaflets and speeches linked the current political struggles with the memory and program of the two revolutionary founders of the Communist Party of Germany, who had been murdered on 15 January 1919 by officers of the old imperial German army, after the ‘moderate’ Social Democrat SPD leadership gave the assassins a free hand to suppress leftist workers organizations and leaders.

On the front panel of the “LL-Demo”, besides Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, the Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was also mentioned: “Nobody is forgotten – standing up and opposing.”

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Some wore the “yellow vests” with communist hammer and sickle symbols printed on them in reference to the French “gillet jaune” protest movement with their bright safety vests.

“Strike! Soviet power! Women’s fight! « said on another banner. In many cases, the logo of the anti-fascist action with red and black flag used by several groups was also on display. An anti-fascist-internationalist block referred in slogans and speeches mainly to the council models in the Syrian-Kurdish self-governing area Rojava and in the Mexican Chiapas. Inspired by this, the Berlin “Kiezkommune” campaigned for self-organization in the district.

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“Rosa, Karl, Vladimir – we’re fighting for our future,” a street rock band sang just before the finish at the end of the demonstration. The Socialist Memorial formed queues of people who had come to lay flowers, especially red carnations.

 

On Tuesday, the actual anniversary of the death of Luxemburg and Liebknecht, they will be remembered at 18 o’clock at the Olof-Palme-Platz in Berlin-Tiergarten.

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