Police Brutally Break Up Peaceful Anti-Genocide Demonstration in Berlin

ACTIVISM, 29 Apr 2024

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22 Apr 2024 – The storming of the Palestine Congress on April 12 was the prelude to an escalation of police violence and the suppression of democratic rights on an enormous scale. The following Saturday, police stormed a demonstration against the ban on the congress and on Sunday they attacked a peaceful Palestine protest camp at the Bundestag (federal parliament). Finally, last Saturday, a pro-Palestinian demonstration was brutally broken up.

The demonstration against arms deliveries to Israel, which began at Potsdamer Platz, was part of weekly demonstrations against genocide that have always been peaceful from the participants’ point of view. Nevertheless, the Berlin police decided to storm the demonstration, arrest several participants, and later disperse the entire almost 2,000-strong demonstration.

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