In Berlin, hundreds of people gathered to protest the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. The protests were prompted by the recent attack by the Israeli army on Rafah, which resulted in an influx of people into the city seeking refuge. The Brandenburg Gate saw around 300 protesters launching chants and waving Palestinian flags. Despite a brief attempt at a physical attack on a press representative, the situation remained calm.
Meanwhile, in Neukölln, a spontaneous meeting was held by protesters on the corner of Pannierstrasse and Sonnenallee. Videos posted on social media showed around 100 people chanting “Free Palestine” and “Ceasefire Now.” Other footage showed protesters spelling out “Rafah” with tea lights, while some chanted demands for an end to Israeli occupation and labeled Israel as a terrorist state. They also shouted “Stop the Genocide” and “Free Palestine.”
The protests were deemed successful as videos posted online captured their message loud and clear. The Israeli army’s attack on Rafah has sparked widespread outrage among Berliners who are demanding action to address the conflict between Israel and Palestine.