In Berlin, people gathered to protest the ongoing conflict in Gaza, which was sparked by the Israeli army’s attack on Rafah. The protests were attended by around 300 people at the Brandenburg Gate, who launched chants and waved Palestinian flags. Although there were reports of an attempted physical attack on a press representative, the situation remained relatively calm.
Meanwhile, in Neukölln, a spontaneous meeting was confirmed by the police speaker. Approximately 100 people gathered on the corner of Pannierstrasse and Sonnenallee, chanting “Free Palestine” and “Ceasefire Now”. Videos posted on social media showed people spelling out “Rafah” with tea lights and others chanting and demanding an end to the Israeli occupation. They labeled Israel as a terrorist state and shouted “Stop the Genocide” and “Free Palestine”.
It is believed that these protests are linked to the Israeli army’s attack on Rafah, which has led to an influx of people into Berlin protesting against the situation in Gaza and the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Videos posted on social media have deemed these protests a success.