wir sind das Volk

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German[edit]

Phrase[edit]

Wir sind das Volk!

  1. (literally) We are the people (!)

Usage notes[edit]

This expression was heard chanted at the Montagdemonstrationen (Monday Demonstrations) in Germany in 1989. The slogan was meant to emphasize the demonstrators' wish to be heard by the single-party government of East Germany. The expression is usually identified with the reunification of Germany.