Protest marches in Germany

Protests were held in Frankfort and Berlin, Germany, some groups expressing support for asylum seekers and some against Islam and migrant groups. Also in Berlin and other cities around the country, groups marched to express solidarity with migrants coming to Europe.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware of these political tensions in Germany and the potential for demonstrations about these issues. Although the demonstrations were mostly peaceful, there was some egg and tomato throwing at police, and some protesters and police sustained some injuries.

Sitata reminds travellers to avoid large public gatherings and protests to minimize safety risk. Even peaceful gatherings can escalate into violence unexpectedly.