German for "We are the people!". This was the rallying cry of the movement that toppled the government of the German Democratic Republic
and led to the reunification
. People were fed up of being bullied around by an oppressive government that claimed to act in the name and for the good of the people, but acted only to protect its own power.
Personally, the most moving images from that time are not the opening of Checkpoint Charlie or the people climbing over the fence of the German embassy in Hungary or the Berlin Wall. Instead, I am moved most strongly by pictures of thousands upon thousands of people shouting this obvious truth.