Anti-Israel protest in Germany erupts into violence; ‘Jews are beasts!’

Anti-Israel protest in Germany erupts into violence; ‘Jews are beasts!’

[Ed. – This is getting out of hand.  Note: although JPost for some reason has a photo of a sign in French, this report does refer to a protest in Frankfurt.]

A demonstration in Frankfurt against Operation Protective Edge erupted into violence, with protesters tossing stones at the police.

According to the Frankfurter Rundschau paper, about 2,500 protesters appeared in downtown Frankfurt, screaming “God is great,” and slogans such as “freedom for Palestine” and “children-murderer Israel.” 

Eight police officers were injured. One sign at the rally was titled, “You Jews are Beasts.”

German media reported that after the protests, groups sought to locate Jewish institutions. The Frankfurt police said Jewish institutions would be protected. It is unclear if the goal was to attack said institutions.

According to the Rundschau, student organization Left-SDS, Islamists and some members of the Neo-Nazi group National Socialists Rhein-Main attended the anti-Israel protest. Flags from Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Hamas were on display at the protest. Banners compared Prime Minister Netanyahu with Adolf Hitler. …

German journalist and publicist Thomas von der Osten-Sacken reported…that Frankfurt’s police allowed the demonstrators to use a police vehicle and loudspeaker to blast anti-Israel slogans.

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