German march against far right draws huge crowds in Berlin

Photo of German march against far right draws huge crowds in Berlin
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Organisers say 242,000 turned out to express opposition to racism and xenophobia

Protesters from across Germany have marched through Berlin against racism, xenophobia and the far right in one of the country’s biggest rallies of recent years.

Organisers put the turnout at 242,000 people. The demonstration on Saturday followed anti-immigration protests in several eastern cities over the summer and a rise in support for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party before a state election in Bavaria on Sunday.

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