Photography Svenja Trierscheid
On Sunday July 11th thousands of Berliners gathered to protest for the police violence towards black in the United States. In this year alone over 100 unarmed black citizens have been killed by the authorities they are meant to trust and look up to. Editor at INDIE and stylist Olive Duran organized the march through Facebook, with no real expectations the event rapidly reached over 5,000 people in less than 24 hours. Beginning on the central square of Hermannplatz, located in the district of Neukölln many gathered holding sings ready and chants and the tips of their tongues. A walk of over 4 kilometers through the city escorted by the German police, there was not one moment of silent, in the words of the activists themselves NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE. The atmosphere was powerful, passionate and emotional. What ended at the iconic Potsdamer Platz where everyone laid down as names of the over 100 unarmed deceased were read out and repeated by the crowd. All in all it was an intense afternoon, as the racial injustice continues throughout the world we hope that there will continue to be strong voices to protest against it.
By Olive Duran