Official ceremony to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution
On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution a joint ceremony was held with the participation of Saxony's State Government, Saxony's State Parliament and the City of Leipzig. It commemorated the Peaceful Revolution as the achievement of the struggle throughout Saxony for freedom and democracy by its people.
The ceremony was the principal event of a range of celebrations to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution in Saxony. Speakers included German President Horst Köhler, Saxony's Governor Stanislaw Tillich, Matthias Rößler, President of Saxony's State Parliament and Mayor of Leipzig Burkhard Jung.
In addition to prominent members of the public, people who witnessed the events of the time, civil rights activists and the representatives of democratic initiatives took part in the official celebrations, which were broadcast on radio and TV.