Despite the pandemic, approximately 3,000 people participated today, Sunday 10 January, in the traditional rally in Berlin dedicated to the commemoration of the murdered communist leaders Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. Despite the peaceful character of the demonstration, the police tried to disperse the protesters by attacking the crowd and creating a tense during an hour.
The rally began from the Frankfurter Tor in Friedrichshain and ended at the »Cementery of Socialists« in Friedrichsfelde where the memorial graves of Luxemburg and Liebknecht are. Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most significant figures of the German – as well as international – communist movement, were murdered by far-right paramilitaries on January 15, 1919.
Source: In Defense of Communism – Berlin: Thousands rallied in honor of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht