In Berlin, people gathered to protest the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, prompted by the Israeli army’s attack on Rafah. Around 300 people gathered at the Brandenburg Gate and launched chants while waving Palestinian flags. Although there was an attempted physical attack on a press representative, the situation remained calm.
Meanwhile, in Neukölln, a spontaneous meeting was confirmed by the police speaker. About 100 people gathered on the corner of Pannierstrasse and Sonnenallee and chanted “Free Palestine” and “Ceasefire Now.” Videos on social media showed people spelling out “Rafah” with tea lights and others 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 thought to be linked to the Israeli army’s attack on Rafah, which has caused an influx of people into Berlin protesting against the situation in Gaza. Videos on social media deemed it a success, highlighting the power of peaceful protests to bring attention to global issues.