The song “Freiheit” can be heard again and again on Corona demos. After a long silence, the creator of the song Westernhagen has now made a statement. Music greats support the campaign.
Berlin – “Freedom”: Opponents of the Corona * measures have been using the song by singer Marius Müller-Westernhagen on demonstrations and walks for weeks. Now it seems enough for the 73-year-old musician. On Instagram * he sets a clear sign.
Westernhagen song on Corona demos: singer delivers statement on Instagram
Singer Marius Müller-Westernhagen (73) has published a photo on his Instagram profile that shows him vaccinating – he wrote the word “freedom”. This is also the title of his cult song from 1987. His fans rated this action on Friday as a statement in the vaccination debate – and as a defense of his music from opponents of the Corona measures. So far, Westerhagen has always been silent about the use and reinterpretation of his song. His circle of acquaintances said he did not want to fuel the discussion any further, according to bild.de.
However, the latest post seems like a clear sign – for vaccination. According to information from the picture , Westernhagen has already been boosted against the corona virus*.
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Westernhagen reacts to the use of the song: Controversial discussion under the post
Prominent colleagues from the music industry such as Peter Plate also commented positively on the contribution. Three red hearts are under the post. “Thank you for your signal” and “Super great statement” are the comments under the post. But voices from the opposite side are also represented. “To describe a vaccination – i.e. health service – as freedom no longer needs words,” it says. The discussions between the followers* are controversial. The post had thousands of likes as of Saturday afternoon. The song “Freiheit” is considered one of the anthems from the time after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Some Corona demos in the past were not only peaceful. In Regensburg, an injured person reported a Corona demo. (chd/dpa) *tz.de and Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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