Photos: Giacomo Cosua
Last Saturday, More than 10.000 people attended this unique parade in the street of Berlin, starting from Mauerpark.
This year, the summer techno demonstration was protesting against GEMA, which is increasing dramatically music fees for clubs and events . ( GEMA is a German performance rights organization that charges fees for the public use and reproduction of music ) The demonstration was also giving support to the Russian activists Pussy Riots, blasting music in the streets of Berlin with their 17 music trucks.
The event began in 1997 as a demonstration against the increasing commercialisation of culture and public life and the misuse of the right of assembly by purely commercial ventures, in particular the Love Parade.