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Thousands remember German communist party founders

Thousands remember German communist party founders

Thousands have rallied in eastern Berlin to pay tribute to the founders of the German Communist Party.
Organizers said Sunday that around 9,000 people gathered at Friedrichsfelde cemetery to mark the 91st anniversary of the deaths of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, who were killed Jan. 15, 1919, by right-wing militiamen during a failed uprising.
The tradition, commemorating the two on the second Sunday of the year, started in the former East Germany and was revived in 1992 by the ex-communist Party of Democratic Socialism, now known as The Left party after a merger with a group of disgruntled Social Democrats.


Updated : 2021-10-21 22:20 GMT+08:00