Eurovision: Israel hatred in entrance of the corridor – police take Greta Thunberg away | EUROtoday

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Vor the ultimate of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), there have been loud protests instantly in entrance of the Malmö Arena within the Swedish metropolis. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators shouted “Shame on you” at spectators as they entered the corridor, as a reporter from the AFP information company reported on Saturday. In the meantime, there have been repeated scuffles between demonstrators and the police. The “Bild” newspaper experiences that anti-Israel slogans have been shouted.

The police have been capable of stop an try by some demonstrators to advance to the safety space in entrance of the Malmö Arena and break by means of it, because the AFP reporter additional reported.

In whole, there have been a number of hundred demonstrators in entrance of the Malmö Arena – amongst them was the Swedish local weather activist Greta Thunberg. Photos confirmed her being taken away by officers. Other demonstrators have been additionally carried away by the police.

Demonstrators in front of the hall, surrounded by police officers

Demonstrators in entrance of the corridor, surrounded by law enforcement officials


On Saturday afternoon, a number of thousand individuals protested in downtown Malmö in opposition to Israel's participation within the ESC.

The WELT dwell ticker for the ESC:


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The demonstrators demanded that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) expel Israel due to its actions within the Gaza Strip. They accuse Israel of genocide and name for a boycott of the nation.