In Berlin, people gathered to protest the ongoing situation in Gaza, motivated by the recent attack by the Israeli army on Rafah. The police reported that around 300 people had assembled at the Brandenburg Gate, where they launched chants and waved Palestinian flags. While there were no reports of physical violence, there was an attempted attack on a press representative.
Meanwhile, in Neukölln, a spontaneous meeting was confirmed by the police speaker. Around 100 people gathered on the corner of Pannierstrasse and Sonnenallee, chanting “Free Palestine” and “Ceasefire Now”. Videos posted on social media showed protesters spelling out “Rafah” with tea lights 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 online deemed the protests a success.