Protesters will gather at the Brandenburg Gate. Police have registered 10,000 people for the action, representing different political camps, from the extreme right to the left, according to the German agency DPA.
Two weeks ago, Schwarzer and Wagenknecht published a “Manifesto for Peace” warning the German authorities against escalating the armed conflict in Ukraine and calling on Chancellor Olaf Scholz to “stop the flow of arms supplies.” More than 620,000 people have approved the manifesto online.
“Negotiating means reaching compromises on both sides. To prevent hundreds of thousands more deaths and worse,” the manifesto says.
Alice Schwarzer, speaking of the many signatories to the manifesto, said: “We are on our way to becoming a true civic movement.” She said she was surprised Chancellor Scholz didn’t seem to take so many people’s concerns seriously. “This is about the survival of humanity. The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, said that we entered the world war with our eyes open,” Schwarzer explained.