The announced Palestinian demonstrations against Israel’s policies this weekend remain banned. The administrative court confirmed the ban on the Berlin police on Friday. An applicant’s objection to three demonstrations was rejected, as was reported. In the case of two other banned demonstrations, the organizers have not yet raised any objections in court.
The police had banned the five Palestine demonstrations against Israel’s policies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Mitte. She argued that there was a risk of inflammatory, anti-Semitic calls, glorification of violence and acts of violence.
The group “Palestine Speaks” criticized on Friday that the ban was an “attack on our fundamental rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression”. The ban is an “alarming door opener for unlimited state repression against any opposition in Germany”.
During similar demonstrations last year and at the end of April this year, Palestinians chanted anti-Semitism and threw bottles and firecrackers at police officers.