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Pro-Palestinian protests in entrance of HU Berlin

Pro-Palestinian protest on the grounds of the Humboldt University in Berlin.  Photo: Paul Zinken/dpa

Pro-Palestinian protest on the grounds of the Humboldt University in Berlin. photograph

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Pro-Palestinian protests have been happening at US universities for simply over two weeks. There are additionally demonstrations in Berlin. The motion was not registered.

Dozens of individuals gathered on the Humboldt University in Berlin for pro-Palestinian protests. About 90 folks, many carrying Palestinian scarves, demonstrated in an unregistered sit-in within the courtyard of the Mitte campus on Friday afternoon, police mentioned. Other supporters have been in entrance of the constructing, round 150 folks in whole. Many of the principally younger folks wore Palestinian scarves.

The president of the college, Julia von Blumenthal, was additionally there and spoke to the protesters. “When injustice becomes justice, resistance becomes a duty,” learn one signal, whereas one other learn “From the Spree to Overseas the people will rise in solidarity.” “). “Viva Palestine” was heard on website.

In the USA, there have been protests at quite a few universities for greater than two weeks towards the Israeli army operation towards the Islamist Hamas within the Gaza Strip and in solidarity with the Palestinians dwelling there. According to media reviews, 2,000 folks have been arrested in reference to this.

The protests are principally about demanding that universities and firms minimize monetary ties with Israel. Critics accuse the novel a part of the protest motion specifically of anti-Semitism and trivializing the terrorist group Hamas.