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Berlin Bans Nakba Day Demonstrations

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image German police forcibly detain a man participating in a Nakba Day demonstration in Berlin, Germany, May 15, 2022. © 2022 Mohannad Darabee This week, Palestinians and their supporters across the globe marked Nakba Day, commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes, and the more than 400 Palestinian villages destroyed in the events surrounding the establishment of Israel in 1948. In Berlin, however, police banned several Nakba Day protests planned for May 13-15. When people took to the streets anyway, police responded forcefully,…

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