New walls are dividing our society, German President warns on Unity Day

New walls are dividing our society, German President warns on Unity Day

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned in a speech celebrating German Unity Day on Tuesday that almost three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, new barriers have been built in Germany.

IN PICTURES: How Unity Day lit up Germany

IN PICTURES: How Unity Day lit up Germany

Expats in Berlin walk Wall for refugees

Expats in Berlin walk Wall for refugees

Bonn focus for Unity Day and NRW celebrations

Bonn focus for Unity Day and NRW celebrations

Celebrating the late blossoms of reunification

Celebrating the late blossoms of reunification

Giants walk Berlin’s streets for Unity Day celebrations

Giants walk Berlin’s streets for Unity Day celebrations

Merkel wants young Germans to learn about recent history

Merkel wants young Germans to learn about recent history

Germany kicks off Unity Day celebrations in Hamburg

Germany kicks off Unity Day celebrations in Hamburg

‘Get out’ jeering crowds tell Merkel in Dresden

‘Get out’ jeering crowds tell Merkel in Dresden