In photos: Thousands protest against far-right AfD in Berlin

Thousands took part in a protest against the far-right AfD
Many were protesting against racism
The European Union flag was flown at the protest
Many held placards against the AfD
This sign says "never again" relating the party to the Nazis
Some climbed high to spread their message
Another sign likens the party to the Nazis

Take a look at photos from the march by scrolling through this gallery

Monday, October 23, 2017

Thousands of people took to the streets of Berlin yesterday (October 22) to protest against the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

This is because on Wednesday (October 25) politicians from the party will be present at the first sitting of the recently elected parliament in the country.

Those taking part held banners with phrases such as "stop AfD" and "my heart beats for diversity," according to The Local.

Campaign group Campact called on many to join in with the demonstration saying the public needed to "steal the show from the AfD."

It said the party must "know that our parliament is not a stage for racism, discrimination and falsifying history" said Campact.

The AfD is now the third largest party in Germany after it gained 12.6% of the vote in the recent general election.

It is known for being against Islam and for fighting against migration, and some have even claimed it bears resemblance to the Nazis.

Whilst some at the protest admitted it is too late to stop the AfD from having its place in parliament, one protestor said it still must be known that "there are still many people who did not vote for the AfD."

Another said other parties should protest against the AfD and everyone "must fight against racism" in daily life.

Take a look at photos from the march above