Another Palestinian Demo Thwarted in Berlin

Last month I reported on the banning of a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Berlin, due to the track record of violence prompted by similar demonstrations. Berlin courts have made a similar decision concerning a demonstration planned for this month.

At the risk of being accused of anti-Semitism, I must point out that the same logic used in this decision — that violence typically results from such demonstrations — guarantees that Rasmus Paludan would never be permitted to burn a Koran in Berlin.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Berliner Morgenpost:

Courts uphold bans on pro-Palestinian demonstrations

by Philipp Siebert
May 13, 2022

The Berlin Administrative Court and Higher Administrative Court upheld bans on pro-Palestinian demonstrations over the weekend.

Berlin. The announced pro-Palestinian demonstrations for the weekend remain banned. The Berlin Administrative Court, in an emergency session, upheld the police ban and rejected the corresponding applications from the event’s organizers. “The experiences with similar gatherings last year and April and May 2022 give rise to fears that violence will break out among event participants,” the Administrative Court explained. “The police’s prognosis of danger is accepted.”

In the past, bottles and rocks were thrown at police, and pyrotechnics were used, the Court further stated in its explanation. It is also to be expected that participants would make legally punishable statements such as public incitement to crime and hate speech.

The highly anti-Israel atmosphere, verging on anti-Semitism, to the point of denying the right of Israel to exist, identified at previous gatherings, carries a readiness to use violence, and thus, has an intimidating effect. In view of these direct dangers, the bans are also “reasonable”. The applicants have filed an appeal against this decision with the Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg. In the evening, this court rejected the appeal and upheld the ban. The decision is not appealable [final].

One thought on “Another Palestinian Demo Thwarted in Berlin

  1. Go back to Palestine , then you can make a riots over there , , why Germans have to deal with this [effluent] !!, ..

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