In Berlin, people gathered in protest of the current state of affairs in Gaza. The attack by the Israeli army on Rafah prompted the demonstration, with around 300 people assembling at the Brandenburg Gate. Though there was an attempted physical attack on a press representative, the situation remained calm overall.
Meanwhile, in Neukölln, a spontaneous meeting took place on the corner of Pannierstrasse and Sonnenallee. Reports indicated that around 100 people were present, chanting “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. They labeled Israel as a terrorist state and shouted “Stop the Genocide” and “Free Palestine.”
The protests are believed to be linked to the Israeli army’s attack on Rafah, which has resulted in an influx of people coming to Berlin to protest against the situation in Gaza and the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. The videos posted on social media were deemed successful by many who participated in the event.