30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL

Germany is marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that brought down Communism in eastern Europe.

 

Leaders from Germany and other European nations attended ceremonies Saturday in Berlin recalling the peaceful protests that applied pressure on East Germany’s government to allow its citizens free passage to the west on November 9th, 1989.

The main commemoration was held at Bernauer Strasse, where one of the last parts of the Berlin Wall that divided the city for 28 years still stands.

Light installations, concerts and public debates are being held throughout the city and other parts of Germany to mark the anniversary.