Say their names - Demonstrators four years after shootings in Hanau, Germany (HerrWalter)Say their names - Demonstrators four years after shootings in Hanau, Germany (HerrWalter)
  • Solidarity against racism and right-wing extremism continues
  • Gallery images courtesy of @HerrWalter

Hanau, Germany — With a tweet, German chancellor Olaf Scholz Monday supported thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets of Hanau, Germany. The demonstrations are intended to commemorate the nine innocent people who were victims of the racist attack on February 19, 2020.

Scholz’ official twitter account Bundeskanzler tweeted on Monday morning:

“4 years ago, a right-wing extremist brutally murdered 9 people in #Hanau. His motivation was hate, his motive racism. Right-wing extremists are attacking our democracy. They want to marginalize citizens, even drive them out. We will never allow that!”

The participants wanted to send a strong signal against racism, anti-semitism, and right-wing extremism.

The occasion was the fourth anniversary of the right-wing terrorist attack in which a right-wing extremist racist killed nine people: Gökhan Gültekin, Sedat Gürbüz, Said Nesar Hashemi, Mercedes Kierpacz, Hamza Kurtović, Vili Viorel Păun, Fatih Saraçoğlu, Ferhat Unvar and Kaloyan Velkov.

With the demonstration on 17 February 2024, demonstrators also took a stand against the normalization of racist politics, against displacement, exclusion and violence.

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