January 27th, 2009

Initiative to stop Nazi demonstration

Dresden – The President of the Central Council of Jews, Charlotte Knobloch, the former Federal President, Richard von Weizsäcker, and the Vice President of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Thierse, have joined an initiative that aims to prevent a Nazi demonstration planned for February 14, the anniversary of the allied firebombing of Dresden. The nationwide initiative formed by political parties, trade unions, and civil organisation is called "Geh Denken" (Go and Think/Commemorate) and is seeking to peacefully and decidedly stop far-right extremism in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. (27.01.2009)