Hundreds of protesters gathered in Berlin to demonstrate against the current state of affairs in Gaza, which was prompted by the recent attack by the Israeli army on Rafah. The police reported around 300 people at the Brandenburg Gate, where they launched chants and waved Palestinian flags. Despite an attempted physical attack on a press representative, the situation remained calm. Meanwhile, in Neukölln, a spontaneous meeting was confirmed by the police speaker. Reports indicated that around 100 people had gathered on the corner of Pannierstrasse and Sonnenallee, chanting “Free Palestine” and “Ceasefire Now”. Videos on social media also showed people spelling out “Rafah” with tea lights. Another video showed protesters chanting and demanding an end to the Israeli occupation, labeling Israel as a terrorist state and shouting “Stop the Genocide” and “Free Palestine”.
The protests are believed to be 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 have been deemed successful in capturing the essence of these events.