20,000 Join Rally Against Racism In Eastern German City Of Dresden

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(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) 20,000 people have joined a rally in support of an inclusive society and against xenophobia and racism on Saturday in the eastern German city of Dresden.

The demonstration is organised by the group Unteilbar (Indivisible), which staged a similar protest in the capital Berlin last year, drawing 250,000 people.

The group was due to give a more exact estimate of turnout later in the afternoon.

Among the attendees were Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, and the leaders of the far-left Die Linke party, Bernd Riexinger and Katja Kipping.

The Unteilbar demonstration was taking place, one week before state elections in Saxony and Brandenburg, in which the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is expected to make significant gains.

The AfD is campaigning on an anti-immigration platform.

“Unteilbar stands for an open and free society.

“The alliance stands against any form of group-based misanthropy and anti-feminism, against limiting basic free rights, against social decline and poverty – for society, in which all people can live free from fear,’’ the organisers said in a statement on Wednesday. (dpa/NAN)

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