Students protest at Berlin’s Free University in solidarity with Gaza

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Students protest at Berlin's Free University in solidarity with Gaza

Pro-Palestinian activists occupied a courtyard at Berlin's Free University on Tuesday, calling for student resistance across Germany in solidarity with people in the Gaza Strip, reported dpa.

Around 80 to 100 people were involved, according to estimates by a university spokeswoman.

The university announced it would swiftly put a halt to the protest. "The FU has ordered the evacuation and called the police," the spokeswoman said.

The activists of the Student Coalition Berlin group called for the occupation of German universities and demanded an end to "colonial oppression." Several tents could be seen on pictures posted by the group on Instagram.

Police break up pro-Palestine protest at Berlin's Free University

Police have begun to break up a pro-Palestinian student protest at Berlin's Free University.

Around 100 activists of the Student Coalition Berlin group occupied the university courtyard with tents on Tuesday morning in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

Police began removing individual groups of demonstrators from the site in the early afternoon. The officers had previously cut off additional support from the activists.

The protestors were told by a police announcement to end the occupation and clear the site.

Earlier, the university announced it would swiftly put a halt to the protest. "The FU has ordered the evacuation and called the police," a spokeswoman said.

On Friday, an estimated 150 activists protested at Humboldt University in Berlin.

The protesters demanded a lecture theatre as the venue for the rally, which the university management refused to grant. Police later opened 37 investigations into possible cases of incitement to hatred and resisting law enforcement officers.

For more than two weeks, there have been protests at numerous universities in the United States, Britain and other countries against the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

5 Comments
  1. SarahSmith92 says

    Are there any details on how the university plans to handle future protests like this?

  2. JenniferSmith2000 says

    Do the students participating in the protest have any specific demands other than showing solidarity with Gaza?

  3. Emily_Smith84 says

    It’s heartwarming to see students actively standing in solidarity with the people of Gaza. The demand for an end to colonial oppression is a crucial call that needs to be heard and supported across universities in Germany. Let’s hope for a peaceful resolution for the protestors and the cause they are fighting for.

  4. EmilySmith_87 says

    As a student protester myself, I fully support the courageous efforts of the activists at Berlin’s Free University. It is crucial to stand in solidarity with the people of Gaza and raise awareness about the injustices they face. The call for student resistance across Germany is a powerful way to demand change and end colonial oppression.

  5. EmilyJones24 says

    As a student myself, I fully support the right to peaceful protest and solidarity with oppressed communities. It’s inspiring to see young people taking a stand for justice and human rights.

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