Germany & France ban Palestinian rallies

Police in Germany’s capital banned rallies planned for Wednesday in support of Palestine, fearing the use of anti-Semitic slogans, glorification of violence and actual violence.

In Berlin, two solidarity rallies with Palestinians were planned under the banners "Solidarity with All Political Prisoners on Palestinian Prisoners Day" and "Demo in Solidarity with Palestine."

However, Berlin police issued a statement in the morning prohibiting rallies in the city, citing past experiences.

Despite the ban, many people gathered in Hermann Square in Neukolln district and the surrounding Sonnenallee Street with the intention of holding an unauthorized demonstration in support of Palestine.

They chanted slogans in support of Palestine, and there were arguments between them and passersby.