"Of 17. June makes us realize that it's worth fighting for freedom and democracy. Even today. Because democracy, once won, just not by yourself,“ said the Parliament President Ulrike Liedtke. At the Foundation memorial to Linden street in Potsdam Minister-President Dietmar Woidke (SPD), resigned, together with Potsdam's Lord mayor Mike Schubert (SPD) and the Commissioner of the land for the reappraisal of the consequences of the Communist dictatorship, Maria Nooke, a wreath. Around a Million people went to 67 years ago in the GDR in around 700 places on the streets to demonstrate for better conditions of life, unity, freedom and democracy. The protests were crushed with tanks of the Soviet army's bloody. Around 10 000 protesters were arrested, according to the Federal Foundation for the reappraisal, to be met with more than 1500 of them in prison and some even sentenced to death. According to the state Chancellery more than 50 people died.
With a wreath-laying ceremony has also been in Brandenburg an der Havel to the victims of the uprising recalls. At the memorial in the yard of the Prosecutor General's office of the stone street, the mayor Steffen Scheller and the chief state's attorney Eugen Larres laid down according to the city of a wreath. Also in Prenzlau (Uckermark), and Teltow (Potsdam-Mittelmark) should be reminded on Wednesday with commemorative events at the protests.dpa Date Of Update: 17 June 2020, 10:26