2,000+ March in Ljubljana to Protest Rising Racism, Nationalism and Militarism in Europe – 7 Images

Here are a few images from a demonstration and march today in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana to protest the growing militarism, nationalism and racism in Europe in the wake of last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris and the rising anti-refugee sentiment across the continent.

More than 2,000 people turned out for the event organized by a coalition of civil society organizations, movements and community groups to call for military de-escalation and a Europe without borders and wire fences.

The rally began at the central Congress Square, followed by a march which circled much of the city center, winding past several government buildings including parliament. You can read the event’s manifesto on its Facebook page here.

Six more images are below. For editorial use, please check out the images filed for Corbis and Demotix or get in touch.

European anti-militarism protest in Ljubljana December 2015 2Protesters carry a sign that reads “Against war, racism, nationalism and authoritarianism – We’re not going into your wars – for peace and a different Europe” at a demonstration to protest the growing nationalism, militarism and racism in Europe. European anti-militarism protest in Ljubljana December 2015 4A barbed wire fence monster at a demonstration in Ljubljana, SloveniaEuropean anti-militarism protest in Ljubljana December 2015 5Marchers walk under the city’s holiday light display during a demonstration in Ljubljana, Slovenia European anti-militarism protest in Ljubljana December 2015 3A poster –comparing refugee camps in Europe now to the concentration camps that existed during the second world war– pasted to a wall near Slovenia’s parliamentary offices during a demonstration in the capital Ljubljana European anti-militarism protest in Ljubljana December 2015 6A protester holds a red flare in front of Slovenia’s Parliament building in during a demonstration in the capital Ljubljana
European anti-militarism protest in Ljubljana December 2015 7Ljubljana’s castle hill looms in the background as demonstrators gather in the city’s central Congress Square.
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