During the Munich Security Conference, several thousand people took to the streets in more than a dozen demonstrations in the Bavarian state capital.
On Königsplatz alone, the police counted around 10,000 participants in the campaign by the "Munich Stands Up" alliance, which protested against corona measures during the pandemic. Only 4,000 were registered there. In the afternoon, the participants walked through Schwabing, although according to the police, it was initially very quiet. Around 2,700 people came to the traditional demonstration of the "action alliance against the NATO security conference" at the Stachus. About 300 of them formed a human chain in the direction of Marienplatz, the others ran across Odeonsplatz to Marienplatz. At Odeonsplatz, the officials counted around 1,000 people who gathered under the motto "Together against the war".
In addition to these demonstrations, a number of smaller gatherings were also held. Most of them initially had no major incidents, as a police spokesman said in the afternoon.
Only in the course of the planned meeting of the AfD district association in Munich-East, according to the information, did clashes occur. Almost 250 people were at the same time as about 300 counter-demonstrators in the same place, the police kept the demonstrators apart to prevent an escalation.
At the international meeting of experts, 40 heads of state and government and almost 100 ministers will discuss the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine until Sunday. The annual meeting is traditionally accompanied by demonstrations and protests. Around 4,500 officials from Bavaria and other federal states as well as 300 federal police officers are on duty around the conference.