Berlin’s club scene drowned out a far-right protest with Techno music

Berlin’s club scene drowned out a far-right protest with Techno music

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A protest face off has taken place over the weekend in Berlin, with far-right protestors coming up against an army of techno lovers at Leipziger square.

The AfD party (an anti-immigrant, anti-Islam party) were met with thousands of lefties on Sunday, who were pumping Techno music and chants such as “go away Nazis”.

According to The Guardian, Berlin’s police force were deployed in order to keep the opposing groups from clashing, a feat that proved rather difficult with members of both sides attempting to break through throughout the day.

Berlin’s club scene drowned out a far-right protest with Techno music
Protesters against the AfD, 2017. Image DPA

A large group of the counter-protestors were made up of Berlin’s techno scene, with 100 notorious clubs joining forces for the cause by building giant floats armed with speakers to drown out the far-right protest. A joint statement from the techno troupe said “The Berlin club culture is everything that Nazis are not… We are progressive, queer, feminist, anti-racist, inclusive, colourful and we have unicorns.”

You can read the full story on The Guardian right here.

(Source: The Guardian)