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Protester arrested at Berlin anti-Israel demonstration
Hundreds participate in 'Quds Day' rally, while pro-Israel counter-protest also draws hundreds.

Hundreds marched in Berlin on Saturday in a protest against "the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem" to mark al-Quds Day, a holiday created by Iran on which Muslims are to protest against Israel.

 

 

Several members of Neturei Karta, a Jewish religious group opposed to Zionism, also protested.

 

The moment of the arrest (Photo: Reuters)
The moment of the arrest (Photo: Reuters)

A counter-protest featured hundreds of pro-Israel demonstrators waving Israeli flags and pro-LGBT activists. A protestor was arrested during a scuffle.

 

Muslim clerics and Neturei Karta members at the protest (Photo: Reuters)
Muslim clerics and Neturei Karta members at the protest (Photo: Reuters)

 

Demonstrators against Israel held signs reading "freedom for Palestine" and waved Palestinian and Lebanese flags. Others held signs condemning ISIS, and some held pictures of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

 

Pro-Israel counter-protest (Photo: Reuters)
Pro-Israel counter-protest (Photo: Reuters)

 

The Israeli embassy in Germany said it was looking into the identity of the arrestee and that the protest had been quiet and calm.

 

The pro-Israel protest was organized by groups that act in support of Israel in Germany. LGBT groups joined this year to highlight Israel's treatment of that community in comparison to that in the Arab world and Iran.

 


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