Protest against Egon Krenz being installed as chairman of the State Council outside the State Council building in East Berlin, 24 October 1989.
Source: picture-alliance/dpa/Wolfgang Kumm

Protests in Plauen

Demonstration outside Plauen Town Hall (Saxony) with more than ten thousand participants, 7 October 1989.
Source: Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the Former GDR
Banner from the Plauen demonstration on 7 October 1989, calling for free elections, press freedom, freedom to travel and pluralism. The banner was confiscated by the Stasi and documented.
Source: Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the Former GDR
On 7 October 1989, the police ordered fire engines to be used against demonstrators as water canons. The crowd dispersed at around 6 pm, leaving only a few hundred individuals. Security forces cordoned off the inner city and made sixty arrests.
Source: Die Bundesbeauftragte für die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitsdienstes der ehemaligen DDR
On the following day, the voluntary fire brigade condemned the deployment of the professional fire brigade against the population, declaring it illegal.
Source: Gunnar Tessarczyk/Plauen
The Plauen “Initiative for Democratic Renewal of Society” called people to a protest demonstration on the town’s Theaterplatz on 7 October 1989. The flyer reflects the demands of autumn 1989. The people of Plauen were often several days ahead of the nationwide development during these weeks.
Source: Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the Former GDR
The Plauen “Initiative for Democratic Renewal of Society” called people to a protest demonstration on the town’s Theaterplatz on 7 October 1989. The flyer reflects the demands of autumn 1989. The people of Plauen were often several days ahead of the nationwide development during these weeks.
Source: Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the Former GDR

Filmdokumentation zu den Protesten in Plauen

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