“Revolutionary May 1st” demo has started

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“Revolutionary May 1st” demo has started

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Audio: rbb24 Inforadio | May 1, 2024 | Helena Daehler | Picture: rbb/Arndt Breitfeld

The Berlin police are once again preparing for violence on May 1st this year, thousands of emergency services will accompany the “revolutionary” protest march through Neukölln. During the day there was relaxed activity in sunny weather – and the Grunewald was not fenced off.

  • “Revolutionary May 1st” demonstration moves through Neukölln
  • Police expect more than 5,000 participants – 6,200 police officers on duty
  • Villa district in Grunewald was not fenced off during the “MyGruni” satire demo
  • Pro-Palestinian demonstrators disrupt DGB rally, police investigate

route of "revolutionary May 1st demonstration" through Berlin for 2024 (source: rbb)
| Picture: rbb

Stone deposits discovered

Interior Senator calls for consistent police action

No fencing at the “MyGruni” demo in Grunewald

Pro-Palestinian disruption at the DGB demo

Rallies and street festivals also in Brandenburg

Numerous festivals throughout the city

Which was held for around 15 years in a row “Myfest” in Kreuzberg will not take place again this year. The district administration said that there had been no concrete plans on the part of the organizers, and the organizer accused the district office of having no interest in the festival. The Senate, in turn, criticized the cancellation of the festival again: Now there are hardly any alternative, peaceful festival offerings to “Myfest”. But in 2025 they want to organize a “Myfest” again, says organizer Halis Sönmez.

But there is a small version in Kreuzberg: as “May Day at Mariannenplatz” with music in the open air, speeches and activities for children, between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., around Mariannenplatz, Heinrichplatz and Oranienplatz. The Left is one of the organizers.

There are other festivals all over the city: at the children’s farm Ufa factory In Tempelhof, for example, there are offers on May 1st, especially for families. The party “HelleMitteDanzt” On Alice-Salomon-Platz in Hellersdorf there is a free stage and family program from May 1st to 5th, including bumper cars, carousels, cotton candy, etc. Poems and stories about Labor Day were read out at Hasenheide.

At Kurt-Schumacher-Damm on the Central fairground is again hype. And in the Obersee-Orankesee-Park in Alt-Hohenschönhausen “Cultures in the park Another festival with various readings, vintage cars and artistry will take place. And if all that is too much for you, it opens at 12 p.m Wendeschloss lido his season. It should be up to 26 degrees warm.

Peaceful demonstrations on Walpurgis Night

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