Germany has marked its 30th anniversary of the Day of German Unity with official celebrations in the northeastern city of Potsdam.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, during a speech at the event on Saturday October 3, 2020, hailed the “Peaceful Revolution” that ended communist rule in East Germany three decades ago.
She stated that the people who took to the streets in East Germany. showed great courage.
“Today, we know that we should be brave again, especially in the COVID-19 period. We must work bravely to overcome the differences that still exist between the east and west and for the integrity of our entire society,” she noted.
The event was also graced by German President Frank Walter Steinmeier and the parliament speaker Wolfgang Schaeuble.
The Day of German Unity, annually held every 3rd of October marks the anniversary of the official unification of West Germany and the former communist East Germany, officially known as the German Democratic Republic.