Protesters chant 'Nazis out' at torch-lit Dresden bombing rally
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Members of the group 'Der Dritte Weg' ('The Third Way') marched on Saturday through Wunsiedel, a town in Bavaria, to commemorate the victims of the bombing of Dresden in WWII. The participants met up at the main bus station in Wunsiedel and marched under the slogan: "A light for Dresden." They carried torches and banners condemning the bombing of the city by allied forces on February 13, 1945.
A demo against the "Dritte Weg" march, called "Colorful Wunsiedel," took place simultaneously. Protesters wore fancy dress outfits, blew whistles and chanted “Nazis out.” No clashes between the two opposing parties were reported. The official event, commemorating the killing of an estimated 25,000 people in a devastating 37-hour blitzkrieg, was held in Dresden the previous day. German President Joachim Gauck attended the event and said that the victims of the bombing should not be used "as prey for some ideology."