A word is worth a thousand pictures.
This prompt is perfectly timed. On the very morning it appeared on my dashboard, a giant student rally had been planned in Berlin. I am proud to be among the ten thousand who participated. I only wish I could honour the occasion with something more beautifully written than this, but this is all my short creativity can string together.
I have decided to keep most of the German phrases in their original wording, in order to preserve the authenticity of the event in my account. Translations are provided in the footnotes. Note that it is trending now in Berlin to speak English, so some of the phrases which I have written in English were originally so.
I can never forget this day. I am happy to be able to share it here with all of those who unfortunately were not able to be there. And even if the world does forget this one particular march, I hope the change it ushers, together with all our other efforts, will still be unforgettable.
Written By: Hanan Adi
January 26, 2019