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In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests

Expand Demonstrators gather at Rosa-Luxemburg Platz holding a sign reading, “Against racism and anti-Semitism” Berlin, Germany, May 16, 2020. © 2020 Frederic Kern/Geisler-Fotopress/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Across German cities last weekend, thousands of people from many walks of life protested German government measures taken to control the spread of Covid-19. Yet some people used the protests as a pretext for displays of anti-Semitism, or open or thinly veiled support for neo-Nazi ideology. The right to peaceful protest is fundamental, but when demonstrations become a platform for xenophobia,…

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