German Revolution: "Wir sind das Volk!"

20 years ago: the "Monday demonstrations" October/November 1989.

Wir sind das Volk means We are the People or We are the Nation, a slogan, which chant the demonstrating people to keep the security forces from intervention, successfully! Monday demonstrations are arranged by the civil right movement ("Bürgerrechtsbewegung") and took place after 18h-church-services in many cities of the former GDR.

Exactly 20 years ago, on November the 4th (Saturday):
On the Alexanderplatz square in East Berlin, 250,000 to 500,000 people demonstrate from the morning to the afternoon, calling for freedom of expression, a free press and freedom of assembly.[more]

Leipzig October 9th 1989

(East-) Berlin November 4th 1989, speaking Markus Wolf, head of the General Intelligence Administration, trying to save his bacon, and Jens Reich, co-founder of Neues Forum:

Listen also to Günter Schabowski, spokesman of the GDR-government, who five days later accidently announced an immediately opening of the GDR-borders to West-Germany.

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