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Multitudes protest in support of democracy and against right-wing extremism.

A widespread coalition against far-right extremism plans to send a message in Essen in response to the approaching AfD national conference. Many individuals are participating.

Demonstration under the motto "Stop right-wing extremism in Europe & locally - Defend democracy".
Demonstration under the motto "Stop right-wing extremism in Europe & locally - Defend democracy".

Protests appear. - Multitudes protest in support of democracy and against right-wing extremism.

Countless individuals gathered in Essen on Sunday to display their opposition towards right-wing extremism and support for democracy. This action came ahead of significant elections in Europe on June 9 and on nine different states in Germany.

The demonstrator's cause was motivated by a variety of supportive groups, spanning from democracy advocates to human rights campaigners, welfare and refugee assistance organizations, labor unions, and even the Protestant Church. Their shared goal was to defend the idea of human dignity in a pluralistic and economically stable society.

The organization Campact, behind the campaign, declared that about 5,000 individuals marched for these values in Essen. However, the city's police force hadn't issued figures at that time. The campaign also indicated that around 20,000 people had partaken in over 70 demonstrations across Germany since Thursday, sparking what they described as a "second wave of protests."

Marchers in Essen were also vocal about their opposition to the planned AfD (Alternative for Germany) national conference, scheduled for June 28-30. Their signs demonstrated their messages, which included "No platform for the AfD", "Essen Says No", "Different rubbish - not people!", and "We'll never allow it."

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Source: www.stern.de

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