Local elections in the GDR
The GDR holds local elections in May 1989.
A group of young civil rights activists monitor the vote counting. When the official figures show that 98.85 percent of the population voted for the candidates put forward by the SED, the activists accuse the party of ballot rigging.
As a member of the peace group in Weisensee that organised the monitoring, Mario Schatta experienced the events first hand.
Berlin-Ost, Stadtbezirk Weißensee