Thousands of members at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Berlin | EUROtoday

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Once once more, Palestinians took to the streets in Berlin to mark Nakba Remembrance Day. Significantly extra individuals got here than initially anticipated. The prepare was stopped a number of occasions.

Thousands of individuals marched by way of Berlin on Saturday afternoon to mark the Palestinian Nakba Remembrance Day. Apparently there have been no main incidents. There had been occasional firecrackers thrown and pyrotechnics had been ignited, a police spokeswoman stated, in response to the DPA information company. The protest march was due to this fact stopped a number of occasions.

Because the loudspeaker truck on the entrance of the protest shouted banned slogans, the automobile was not allowed to participate, the police stated. After consulting with the assembly leaders, the police allowed the procession to proceed working. She beforehand referred to as on the members to behave prudently. The police had already introduced within the afternoon that a number of members had been arrested so as to decide their identities.

Gate doesn’t finish on the Brandenburg Gate as deliberate

According to the most recent data from the police, round 6,200 individuals took half within the protest. 2,000 demonstrators had been registered. However, the variety of members fluctuated as a result of individuals got here however others left the assembly, it was stated. Under the title “Palestine will be free”, the members needed to stroll from Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg in direction of the Red Town Hall in Mitte.

The route was initially deliberate to go to the Brandenburg Gate. However, this was modified at brief discover – presumably for safety causes, in response to a police spokeswoman. According to their very own data, the police have round 500 emergency companies on website.

Riots after the Nakba demonstration in Berlin-Neukölln

Several arrests after pro-Palestinian actions in Berlin


Protest procession stopped a number of occasions

Many demonstrators carried Palestinian flags, whereas others held up umbrellas painted like a watermelon. Their colours – crimson pulp, green-white peel and black seeds – can be discovered on the Palestinian flag. Signs and banners learn, amongst different issues, “Stop the genocide in Gaza” and “Stop occupation terror!” Among the chants had been “Free Palestine, Free Gaza.”

The police had issued some circumstances for the demonstration. For instance, requires acts of violence or defamatory slogans had been prohibited. Statements that propagate the destruction of the State of Israel, in addition to flags and indicators of terrorist organizations such because the Islamist Hamas or the Samidoun group, for which a ban on exercise in Germany was imposed after the terrorist assault on Israel on October 7, 2023, had been additionally prohibited.

Already on Wednesday NakbaDemonstrations

After the protest, the police are investigating 25 felony complaints. In addition, the police used “freedom-restricting” measures on the demonstration in 25 instances, for instance to find out private particulars, as a spokesman introduced on Sunday morning.

The purpose for the demonstration is the Palestinian Nakba Remembrance Day final Wednesday: It commemorates the flight and expulsion of tons of of 1000’s of Palestinians within the first Middle East struggle in 1948 after the founding of the state of Israel.

On Wednesday night there was a peaceable demonstration in Charlottenburg with round 600 members. Afterwards, nevertheless, there was tumult in Berlin-Neukölln.

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