After Palestinians in Berlin engaged in a frenzy of Jew-hatred at a “demonstration” last weekend, Berlin police banned a repeat of the event scheduled to take place this weekend. An appeal by the organizers of the demo has been denied by the Berlin Administrative Court.
After emergency application: Pro-Palestinian demonstration remains banned
The Administrative Court has rejected an emergency application from the organizer. Nevertheless, the Berlin police are in large scale deployment
by Julian Wuerzer
April 29, 2022
Berlin. The pro-Palestinian demonstration announced for Friday in Kreuzberg remains banned for the time being. The Administrative Court of Berlin rejected an emergency application against the police ban on Friday, according to a court spokesperson. Initially, it was not clear whether the organizer would appeal to the Higher Administrative Court. “I welcome the fact that the position of the Assembly Authority has been confirmed. Anti-Semitism has no place in our city,” stated interior senator Iris Spranger (SPD).
After anti-Semitic outbursts at a pro-Palestinian demonstration last weekend, the Berlin police banned an announced demonstration for this Friday with a similar orientation. There is the danger that hateful and anti-Semitic speech, calls for violence, intimidation, and violence may occur, it is said. On Thursday evening, the police stated that the examination by the Assembly Authority “is based on experiences in the recent past.”
In addition, substitute events are banned up to and including May 1.
The organizer of the demonstration complained about the police ban. The Administrative Court in Berlin received an equivalent emergency request, said a court spokeswoman on Friday. The court ruled the same day. The demonstration was reported as a “protest demonstration against the Israeli aggression in Jerusalem”. The march would begin on Orianienplatz and proceed along Oranienstrasse and Kotbusserdam to Hermannplatz.