Demonstration for Palestinian Remembrance Day in Berlin

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After a peaceful demonstration on the Palestinian Nakba commemoration day in Berlin-Charlottenburg, minor riots broke out in Berlin-Neukölln last night. According to the Police Protesters set garbage bins on fire, and pyrotechnics and Bengalos were also set on fire.

Police have arrested a double-digit number of protesters, a spokeswoman said. According to the police, about 200 people initially gathered on Sonnenallee after a call via social networks.

The demonstrators then divided into small groups and walked in different directions. The situation calmed down around 1 a.m., a police spokesman said in the morning.

Remembrance of the escape and expulsion in the first war in the Middle East

According to police, around 600 people gathered in Charlottenburg early in the evening for a demonstration to mark Palestinian Remembrance Day on May 15. This commemorates the flight and expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians during the first war in the Middle East in 1948 after the establishment of the state of Israel.

The demonstration was largely without major incidents. Originally, approximately 1,000 participants were registered under the title “Solidarity with Palestine – 76 years of Al Nakba”.

On Saturday, on the occasion of Remembrance Day, participants in a demonstration entitled ‘Palestine will be free’ want to move from Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg past the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Brandenburg Gate walk. 2000 people are registered.

Since the Islamist terrorist attack Hamas about Israel on October 7, 2023, there are continuous demonstrations in Berlin in connection with the conflict in the Middle East and the ongoing Gaza war. There were also repeated riots.


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