Picking your friends

Instapundit points out that 100,000 demonstrators marched in Berlin at the beginning of November to protest plans to cut welfare. He asks where the coverage was then. Although I don’t really think comparison between media coverage of that and coverage of the marchers in London is all that relevant, I did notice this tidbit in the article he linked to:

Answering the call of labor unions and left-wing groups including the former East German communist party, a huge column of marchers snaked through downtown Berlin…

First of all, isn’t the fact that labor unions and the former East German communist party are brothers in arms just a little telling? Shouldn’t folks be embarrassed to be affiliated with them?

Second, why is it that so many times it turns out that large groups of demonstrators are aligned with Bolsheviks of some sort?