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Police chain at Plauen theater

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October 7 1989
Plauen, Theaterplatz
Created By: Martin Flach

License: Creative Commons License

From the Set

Demonstration in Plauen, 7 October 1989

A row of police in front of the theater in Plauen, Saxony (now known as "Theater Plauen-Zwickau"), where the first mass protest in the GDR that security forces were unable to dissolve took place. Protests were subsequently held there every Saturday until the first democratic elections took place on 18 March, 1990. 7 October is now commemorated in Plauen as the "Day of Democracy"

Depicts

banner (flag), baton, flag of the GDR, group of people, helmet, member of the People's Police, October 7, 1989, pavement, police cordon, rain, theater

Context

celebration, Christian Church, city hall, courage, gun, hope, mayor, No violence!, rain, reform, resistance, surveillance camera, the Monday demonstrations

People/Organizations

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, Ministry for State Security, People's Police

Places

Plauen Theater Place

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Original Caption

"Riot police with batons by the theater"