According to the police, around 10,000 people took part in the Berlin techno demonstration "Train of Love". The event was "overall peaceful," as a police spokesman reported in the evening.
With the demonstration, the organizers wanted to draw attention to social organizations that "have made charity part of their everyday life," as their website says. According to the information, a total of eleven organizations took part in the demonstration, which drove their own cars or cars provided by the association. The motto of this year's demonstration was "More love for the world of tomorrow".
"We cannot solve the world's problems, but we want to support those who provide people in crisis and disaster areas with shelter and essential supplies worldwide or locally, wherever we can," said Jens Schwan, spokesman for the Zug der Liebe association. The association was founded in 2015 in response to the Pegida marches. Pegida is a nationalist and Islamophobic organization that was founded in 2014 and is still active today. It opposes Germany's immigration and asylum policy.
Everything has changed since then, the spokesman said. "More than 340 million people worldwide are in humanitarian need, more than 100 million are fleeing. And in Germany, a hate group without a single meaningful answer to the crises of our time has 20 percent approval." This means the AfD, which received a high level of approval in surveys in July.