The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

CSD Berlin 2021: Pictures from Christopher Street Day

2021-07-24T16:40:57.316Z

Christopher Street Day in Berlin is usually a boisterous festival. Because of the pandemic, things were a little quieter this year. There was still room for protest.



Enlarge image

1/16

Berlin is colorful again: on Saturday tens of thousands celebrated Christopher Street Day (CSD) in Mitte.

Photo: Clemens Bilan / EPA

Enlarge image

2/16

The CSD was also dominated by the corona pandemic this year.

In 2020 the CSD parade had to be canceled due to the pandemic.

This year it could take place under certain conditions.

Photo: Clemens Bilan / EPA

Enlarge image

3/16

Many of the participants wore face masks in rainbow colors.

The organizers repeatedly asked people to wear a mask and to keep their distances over loudspeakers.

Photo: Carsten Koall / Getty Images

Enlarge image

4/16

The organizers had announced in advance that due to the pandemic, the CSD would be “an almost pure demo with the character of a protest march”.

Alcohol consumption was prohibited.

Photo: Clemens Bilan / EPA

Enlarge image

5/16

In addition, there were only five moving vehicles on Saturday, the participants were mostly on foot.

Photo: Jean MW / Future Image / imago images

Enlarge image

6/16

According to the police, a total of 25,000 people took part in the CSD.

Photo: Clemens Bilan / EPA

Enlarge image

7/16

The train set off on Leipziger Strasse early on Saturday afternoon and headed towards Potsdamer Platz.

The route went past the Brandenburg Gate in the direction of the Victory Column and to the Urania in Berlin-Schöneberg.

Photo: Clemens Bilan / EPA

Enlarge image

8/16

The official motto of this year's CSD was "Save our Community - save our Pride" - an allusion to the fact that many queer institutions fear for their existence due to the corona crisis.

Photo: Stefanie Loos / AFP

Enlarge image

9/16

As usual at the CSD, different population groups showed their solidarity with the LGBTIQ community - as here representatives of the police and the judiciary.

Photo: Fotostand / Reuhl / imago images

Enlarge image

10/16

Many participants had designed signs with political messages.

Photo: Daniel Lakomski;

Jan Huebner / imago images

Enlarge image

11/16

The face of Viktor Orbán was often seen - as a protest against his anti-LGBTIQ policies in Hungary.

Photo: Clemens Bilan / EPA

Enlarge image

12/16

In Budapest, at the same time as the Berlin CSD, there was also a move for LGBTIQ rights.

Photo: FERENC ISZA / AFP

Enlarge image

13/16

Israel and Star of David flags mingled with the rainbow flags in Berlin.

Photo: Fotostand / Reuhl / imago images

Enlarge image

14/16

On the eve of the CSD there was a service in Berlin.

Bishop Christian Stäblein apologized to sexual minorities who had experienced discrimination in the past.

Photo: Jörg Carstensen / dpa

Enlarge image

15/16

The CSD is intended to remind people of the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, queers, trans and intersex people.

Photo: Jörg Carstensen / dpa

Enlarge image

16/16

The march goes back to June 28, 1969, when police officers stormed the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in New York and sparked a riot among gays, lesbians and transsexuals.

Photo: Jörg Carstensen / dpa

Source: spiegel

All news articles on 2021-07-24

You may like

News/Politics 2021-07-24T16:40:57.316Z
News/Politics 2021-06-21T23:57:48.283Z
News/Politics 2021-06-28T16:51:32.370Z

Trends 24h

Latest

© Communities 2019 - Privacy