Every year takes place the street festival Myfest in Kreuzberg on Labor Day, on 1st of May.
Myfest started in 2003 and it reached this year the 13th edition. The festival is intended to counteract the riots on 1st of May by in the neighborhoods around the Kottbusser Tor, the Heinrichplatz and Oranienstraße; the violence to be replaced by peaceful celebrations.
Around 7 pm the demonstration was under the title: “Wir sind Überall” and officially it was protested against racism and social exclusion in the city. It started from Spreewaldplatz in Kreuzberg and the route led through Neukölln.
The event organizers said that around 45,000 people attended this year, the Myfest street celebration in Kreuzberg and the demonstration had around 20,000 participants.