More than 10,000 march in Berlin against antisemitism
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More than 10,000 march in Berlin against antisemitism

The demonstration left from Bebelplatz, the site of Nazi book-burning, to the New Synagogue, with marches also happening in cities of Hamburg and Marburg.

People place down flowers in front of a synagogue in Halle, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019  (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
People place down flowers in front of a synagogue in Halle, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

More than 10,000 people marched in Berlin against antisemitism and in a show of support for the victims of antisemitic violence in the city of Halle.

The march on Sunday left from Bebelplatz, significant as a site of Nazi book-burning, to the New Synagogue in central Berlin. Several thousand others marched on Saturday in the streets of other German cities including Hamburg and Marburg.

The march comes days after a German man with antisemitic and white supremacist motives in a livestreamed attack tried and failed to enter the synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle with explosives and then turned his gunfire on a woman outside and a man in a nearby kebab shop, killing both.

The marchers carried Israeli flags and banners with slogans reading “No Nazis” and “Far-right terror threatens our society,” ABC News reported.

The rally was organised by the civil rights group Unteilbar, or “Indivisible,” under the slogan “We stand united.”

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