Chain of lights, Bersarinplatz Berlin 3. December 1989

On the 3rd of December in 1989 the politburo of the GDR resigned. At noon, under the slogan „A light for our country“, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the main roads of the GDR, creating a chain of lights. This human chain of lights was meant to be a symbol for hope and faith in a democratic future of the country. In all major cities the traffic stopped for 15 minutes and many motorists got out of their car and joined.