Thousands rally in Germany against nationalism before European vote
Thousands of peo - ple marched in cities across Germany on Sunday to protest against nationalist and far-right parties looking to secure more seats in this week’s European elections.
Recent polls show farright parties like Italy’s League, Germany’s Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and French leader Marie Le Pen’s National Rally (RN), are expected to do well in the vote for seats in European Parliament.
Sunday’s rallies brought together more than 250 organisations under the banner “Against nationalism” in several cities including Frankfurt and Berlin, where thousands marched through the capital from the symbolic Alexanderplatz to the city’s Victory column.
“I am here because I don’t want to relive what a national-socialist party already did during my lifetime. That should never happen again,” said Renate Foigt, 74.