Demonstration: Now the folks of Sylt are taking to the streets towards right-wing extremism | EUROtoday

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Around per week after a scandalous video from a bar on Sylt turned identified, a number of hundred folks demonstrated towards racism and right-wing extremism in Westerland. The rally on Sunday in entrance of the city corridor was referred to as for by an alliance of left-wing teams. “We are taking a clear stance: racism and right-wing extremist ideas have no place on Sylt. Regardless of whether you are an island resident or a tourist, we stand for a colorful and livable island,” declared the alliance “Sylt against the Right”. Banners learn, amongst different issues, “Zero tolerance for intolerance.”

The audio system included politicians and the third deputy mayor of the municipality of Sylt, Katrin Kupfer. The police spoke of 450 members and a peaceable occasion. There was additionally a rally in Keitum with few members.

A small group of punks had already demonstrated in Westerland on Saturday. Around ten members marched by the city within the afternoon beneath the motto “Be loud against the right!” The members displayed banners with the inscriptions “Human rights instead of right-wing people”, “Prevent the pogroms of tomorrow” and “Refugees welcome”.

Every week in the past, a brief video of a celebration in a bar in Kampen sparked outrage throughout the nation as a result of company have been chanting slogans corresponding to “Foreigners out” and “Germany for the Germans” whereas singing the track “L'amour toujours”. The video unfold quickly on-line. Politicians, together with Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), have been appalled.

Punks have already demonstrated on Sylt over the previous two years. Last summer time, there was a “protest camp against the division of society through gentrification and the isolation of the rich and for solidarity” for a number of weeks. There have been repeated complaints about noise, rubbish and stench. This summer time, the punks are additionally planning to arrange their tents on Sylt for a number of weeks beginning on July twenty second.