This weekend sees millions of European citizens take to the streets to protest against the EU’s involvement with the ACTA treaty. In the first Europe-wide demonstration of its kind on 11 February, people in over 100 different locations will demonstrate against the proposed legislations on the grounds of their threat to civil liberties and freedom of speech.
Berlin is getting mobilised of course – at last count 7, 500 citizens are poised to attend the march on Saturday 11 February. Here’s what you need to know if you want to take part…
The march will kick off at Neptunbrunnen (near Alexanderplatz) and will continue along Spandauer Strasse and through the centre of town to Hackescher Markt before heading south down Friedrichstrasse to Hausvogteiplatz.
Here’s a Google map of the route:
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• The weather is scheduled to be -5ºC and cloudy so make sure you’re dressed for the weather.
• There are a list of influential attendees and activists that wil be speaking at the beginning of the march. More details of the event can be found on the Berlin ACTA Facebook group.
• Police authorities do not predict any violence – this has been organised as a peaceful protest.
We’ll see you on Saturday!
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