NewsMass protests erupt: attack on a journalist in Germany

Mass protests erupt: attack on a journalist in Germany

Protests in Germany
Protests in Germany
Images source: © X
ed. KBŃ
5:46 PM EST, November 5, 2023

On Saturday, pro-Palestinian demonstrations occurred in several German cities. A journalist was assaulted in Berlin.

A journalist who was covering the event was assaulted during the pro-Palestinian demonstration on Saturday in Berlin. The female journalist sustained injuries, and the police currently have the suspect's details. The authorities have initiated an investigation and a warrant has been issued for the suspect's arrest.

Demonstrations across Germany

According to the police, the march, which lasted until the evening, had approximately 6,500 participants. It kicked off at 8:00 AM Eastern Time at Alexanderplatz, proceeding then to Potsdamer Platz. No other significant incidents have been reported by the police, despite apprehensions of potential issues given the recent surge in antisemitic activities in Berlin over the past few weeks.

A similar demonstration in Düsseldorf saw an attendance of about 17,000 people, as per police reports, even though only about a thousand were anticipated. The event was peaceful, but initially, numerous participants were found holding banners that trivialized the Holocaust. Police confiscated these signs and have initiated proceedings pertaining to this issue.

In Duisburg, a modest group, amounting to less than a hundred, gathered for a pro-Palestinian rally in front of the main train station. Several charges related to incitement of hatred were filed against attendees by the police. Meanwhile, in Münster, an estimated 250 to 400 people marched in the streets. The Münster demonstration was peaceful, according to police reports. Law enforcement also took the opportunity during these marches to educate attendees about the legal consequences of unlawful activities, which had previously occurred during pro-Palestinian protests.

Related content