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Germany: Thousands march in Berlin in support of Moria migrants04:06

Germany: Thousands march in Berlin in support of Moria migrants

Germany, Berlin
September 20, 2020 at 18:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people took to the streets in Berlin on Sunday to demand the immediate evacuation of migrants left homeless after the Moria camp fires.

The demo took place under the slogan "Enough! We have space," with organisers calling on the German government to accept all migrants who had been living in the overcrowded Moria camp.

Demonstrators gathered in the Schoneberg neighbourhood before marching up to the Victory Column in the city centre, holding banners and signs demanding that camps be shut down and migrants be taken in.

Protesters were seen giving a middle finger when marching by the CDU headquarters.

Speakers of the event claimed that 11,000 people attended the march. Tima Kurdi, the aunt of drowned boy Alan Kurdi, whose image shocked the world during amid the refugee crisis in 2015, was also present and spoke at the event.

Thousands of migrants were left homeless after the fire destroyed what was the biggest camp in Europe. A new camp with enough space to host 3,000 people was built near the previous camp over the weekend with the help of Greek military.

The German government pledged earlier in the week to accept 1,553 refugees from five Greek islands, all of them families with children, on top of about 150 unaccompanied minors from the island of Lesbos. Protesters consider this number to be too small.

Germany: Thousands march in Berlin in support of Moria migrants04:06
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Thousands of people took to the streets in Berlin on Sunday to demand the immediate evacuation of migrants left homeless after the Moria camp fires.

The demo took place under the slogan "Enough! We have space," with organisers calling on the German government to accept all migrants who had been living in the overcrowded Moria camp.

Demonstrators gathered in the Schoneberg neighbourhood before marching up to the Victory Column in the city centre, holding banners and signs demanding that camps be shut down and migrants be taken in.

Protesters were seen giving a middle finger when marching by the CDU headquarters.

Speakers of the event claimed that 11,000 people attended the march. Tima Kurdi, the aunt of drowned boy Alan Kurdi, whose image shocked the world during amid the refugee crisis in 2015, was also present and spoke at the event.

Thousands of migrants were left homeless after the fire destroyed what was the biggest camp in Europe. A new camp with enough space to host 3,000 people was built near the previous camp over the weekend with the help of Greek military.

The German government pledged earlier in the week to accept 1,553 refugees from five Greek islands, all of them families with children, on top of about 150 unaccompanied minors from the island of Lesbos. Protesters consider this number to be too small.

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