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Last weekend was a convention in Frankfurt, Germany and 11 other locations. All were connected to the international convention in Berlin.
In sum about 94.000 attended. In Frankfurt were 22.000 attendees, 144 baptised (0.65% growth). About the half came from the 6.000 russian attendees, so it's just 0.5% growth for the germans alone.
After the ending prayer at day 1 (friday) the Russians started a song over the sound system and began to sing it.
This was not approved by bethel, so it was forbidden to repeat it on saturday.
But the German brothers and sisters didn't leave it on that and rebelled against bethel. So they used social media to organize it on their own. On sunday after the ending prayer someone started to play a trumpet in the stadium. All Germans started to sing 2 songs - all without approval from bethel. The convention bureau couldn't do anything against this practism.
I wondered that JW disobeyed so open against bethel. The folks organized it on their own via whatsapp and facebook. It was like a demonstration against the goverment body. And all over 16.000 Germans joined in.