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12 Oct 2018 | 04:26 PM UTC

Germany: Demonstrations planned in Hesse state October 13

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Anti-far-right demonstration to take place in Hesse on October 13; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/13/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Frankfurt, Darmstadt (Hesse state)


Civil society groups and labor unions have called for demonstrations denouncing far-right political parties in Hesse state on Saturday, October 13, including in Frankfurt and Darmstadt. Organizers in Frankfurt expect up to 10,000 participants to gather at 13:30 (local time) at Baseler Platz before marching towards Roßmarkt. The rally is scheduled to end at 22:00. A smaller rally in Darmstadt is slated to take place at Luisenplatz beginning at 12:00. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be anticipated near demonstration sites and along march routes.


Organizers have called for mass musical demonstrations and rallies in Hesse to denounce the far-right political parties in the region. Over 40 civil society groups, political parties, and labor unions have expressed intent to join the rallies, which will feature mobile stages and concerts along the route.


Individuals in Hesse state are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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