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Germany: Berliners mark 30th anniversary of Wall fall with concert01:34

Germany: Berliners mark 30th anniversary of Wall fall with concert

Germany, Berlin
November 9, 2019 at 20:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Saturday, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was filmed waving at the crowd from on top of an elevated platform, while numerous musical performers took turns on a large stage to entertain the attendees, accompanied by video projections dedicated to the occassion.

After several weeks of protests, the government of East Germany announced on November 9, 1989, that East Germans would be allowed to travel abroad without previous onerous restrictions and permitted permanent emigration from all crossings.

This paved the way for a series of events that led to the official demolition of the Wall that started on June 13, 1990, and finally to German Reunification on October 3, 1990. The Berlin Wall came to symbolize the ‘Iron Curtain’, which separated physically and ideologically Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War.

Germany: Berliners mark 30th anniversary of Wall fall with concert01:34
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Thousands of people gathered in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Saturday, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was filmed waving at the crowd from on top of an elevated platform, while numerous musical performers took turns on a large stage to entertain the attendees, accompanied by video projections dedicated to the occassion.

After several weeks of protests, the government of East Germany announced on November 9, 1989, that East Germans would be allowed to travel abroad without previous onerous restrictions and permitted permanent emigration from all crossings.

This paved the way for a series of events that led to the official demolition of the Wall that started on June 13, 1990, and finally to German Reunification on October 3, 1990. The Berlin Wall came to symbolize the ‘Iron Curtain’, which separated physically and ideologically Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War.

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