People in Berlin gathered to protest the current state of affairs in Gaza, sparked by the recent attack by the Israeli army on Rafah. The crowd at the Brandenburg Gate was estimated to be around 300 people, who launched chants and waved Palestinian flags. Despite an attempted physical attack on a press representative, the situation remained relatively calm. In Neukölln, a spontaneous meeting was confirmed by the police spokesperson. 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 people 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 were thought 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 on social media deemed the protests a success.