Berlin protests against far-right politics draw thousands
Some 150,000 people have gathered to march against the rising tide of right-wing politics. Protest organizers have warned that racism and discrimination "are becoming socially acceptable'', Deutsche Welle reports. Thousands of people took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday to protest a growing wave of racism and xenophobia in Germany and the wider EU.
"A dramatic political shift is taking place: racism and discrimination are becoming socially," protest organizers Unteilbar said in a statement. "What yesterday was considered unthinkable and unutterable has today become a reality."
The organizers pointed to growing xenophobia and increasing measures aimed at curbing irregular migration, saying: "Europe is in the grip of an atmosphere of nationalistic antagonism and exclusion."