Protest in Germany

Every year around the 5th May, the European day of protest for equal rights for people with disabilities, there are many actions and initiatives of disability organizations in many parts of Germany.

On 10 May 2011 more than 1,000 people with and without disabilities met for a demonstration with the motto “bailout/parachutes for all!” going from the Brandenburg Gate to the Federal Chancellery. Many disability organizations supported the action.

The bailout has grown significantly since then. Nevertheless, it is not available for people with disabilities – in Germany and other European states. On the contrary. Instead of a prompt and full implementation of the UN Convention, the needs of people with disabilities are increasingly being cut due to “austerity measures”.

Therefore, disability organizations call for a the next European protest in 2012, again with the motto “Parachutes/bailouts for all!” on 27 April 2012 from the Federal Chancellery to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.


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