Rosa Luxemberg Karl Liebknecht Memorial Demonstration 15th January.

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Liebknecht-Luxemburg-Demonstration 2012

Today is the day we remember our beloved fallen –  Rosa Luxemberg and Karl Liebknecht.

“On 31 December 1918/1 January 1919, Liebknecht was involved in the founding of the KPD. Together with Luxemburg, Leo Jogiches and Clara Zetkin, Liebknecht was also instrumental in the January 1919 Spartacist uprising in Berlin. Initially he and Luxemburg opposed the revolt, but participated after it had begun. The uprising was brutally opposed by the new German government under Friedrich Ebert with the help of the remnants of the Imperial German Army and militias called the Freikorps; by 13 January, the uprising had been extinguished. Liebknecht and Luxemburg were captured by Freikorps soldiers, on 15 January 1919, with considerable support from Minister of MSPD Defense Gustav Noske, and brought to the Eden Hotel in Berlin, where they were tortured[3] and interrogated for several hours. Following this, Luxemburg was beaten with…

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