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Plauen: Demonstration in Plauen on 7 October, 1989 [1/5]

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October 7 1989
Plauen
Created By: Martin Flach

License: Creative Commons License

From the Set

Demonstration in Plauen, 7 October 1989

From the Set

Protest Statements from before the Fall of the Wall

Demonstrators gather in Plauen (Saxony) for the first mass protest in the GDR that security forces failed to dissolve. 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

city hall, crowd, October 7, 1989, the Monday demonstrations

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, unknown (street)

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Original Caption

"People joining the demonstration"