Public Friday Prayer in Munich Cancelled in Fear of Neo-nazi Disturbance

On Friday May 19th some members of the Muslim community wanted to hold their Friday prayer on Marienplatz in Munich, to draw attention to the fact that more and more mosques have been closed during the past years in the Munich downtown area. In fact in the area around the city center there is no place left for muslims to gather and hold their worship. After neo-nazis announced on Facebook to disturb the event, the public prayer was cancelled. Police guided people to a close-by jesuit church. The prayer was then held there. Neonazis and regular PEGIDA attendants showed up and mocked people from the other side of the street. As a local activist asked police why those people are allowed here the policeman answered him that they were only having a walk and not disturbing. So after all neo-nazis managed to force people of other belief to not be able to hold their demonstration and display their faith. At the Jesuit church the local priest pushed out press even though the Muslim community said that pictures before the prayer were completely allowed and wished.

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Michael Trammer

Michael Trammer is a young freelance photo- and videojournalist currently based in Munich. Picking up a camera at the age of 14, he has been striving since young age to professionalize his work in both still and moving images. His vita is filled with work in event engineering, TV magazine production, movie production as well as postproduction and social media management and marketing. In 2018 Michi finished his apprenticeship as Mediadesigner Picture and Sound at ARRI Media. Also he is founder of the page 24mmjournalism – what started as a small project to make his pictures and opinions available for the public, has by now become a team project. His personal approach and declared goal is to document the fast-moving and ever changing world around us. Protests and social movements are an often chosen way to display anger and mischief about conditions in our society. Michi tries to deliver a wide-angle picture of those, confronting the viewer with the full width of the documented incident. Do not hesitate to get in touch and check out his portfolio and his ever growing set of publications in media accross the globe!

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