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Speaker: After the passage of the NATO Dual-Track Decision in 1979, people in both the Federal Republic and the GDR formed a peace movement to stop the spiraling arms race. On October 22, 1983, the movement reached its peak: more than a million people demonstrated at various locations in the Federal Republic for comprehensive disarmament and against the possible stationing of new medium-range nuclear missiles in Europe.
Hundreds of thousands gathered in many places—in Bonn’s Hofgarten alone, half a million people demonstrated against rearmament. In what was probably the most spectacular action, around 200,000 people lined up in protest against rearmament along a 108-kilometer route from Stuttgart across the Swabian Alb to Neu-Ulm—the longest human chain in the world.
Source: 22. October 1983 – 1 Million People Demonstrate against NATO’s Dual-Track Decision. History Vision (history-vision.de), Clip-ID: JHT000449D (1983).