Several hundred people took part in a counter-demonstration to the German Unity Day celebrations on Monday evening. Shortly after it took off, the police stopped the train, as dpa reporters reported. The demonstrators from the left-wing scene had unveiled a banner that read: “Germany, you lousy piece of shit.” A police spokesman explained that this banner could constitute a crime. Initially, the banner was covered with the words “Censored”. The demonstration procession was supposed to move from the main train station to the Schanzenviertel.