Preparations for tomorrow’s human light chain from Munich to Berlin are in full swing and it seems that the initiator of the idea, Horst Fallenbeck from Bad Waldsee near Munich, and the huge team of volunteers have managed to gather the 600.000 people needed to form the chain.
Inspired by an idea of a friend who is a writer the Bavarian has set out to organise a chain of lights held by people reaching from the Marienplatz in Munich to the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin. He has calculated that some 600.000 people would be needed to form the approximately 650 kilometre long chain and took to Facebook to find them.
The "Lichterkette von München-Marienplatz nach Berlin-Brandenburger Tor" is planned to be formed at 7pm tomorrow (Saturday, December 19). If you want to light a beacon and join in somewhere along the 650 kilometres long route, you can find detailed info on the route and register to take part in the chain here.
The idea behind the light chain is to bring people together for peace, freedom and tolerance, and above all against terror and right-wing extremism.
“For Peace, Love, Respect & Humanity
War in Syria. Attacks in Paris. The misery of Refugees. Fear. Terrorism. Violence. In Germany and all over the World. Let us take a stand against that. With a long chain of thousands of people carrying lights from Munich to Berlin.”