German leaders mark fall of Berlin Wall with warning about democracy

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urges allies to fight for peaceful and united EuropeGermany marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated East and West Germany, with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier thanking eastern...

German leaders mark fall of Berlin Wall with warning about democracy

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urges allies to fight for peaceful and united Europe

Germany marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated East and West Germany, with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier thanking eastern European neighbours for enabling a peaceful revolution.

The toppling of the wall, which had divided the Communist-ruled East and the capitalist West Berlin for nearly three decades and became a potent symbol of the cold war, was followed a year later by the reunification of Germany in 1990.

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