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Sunday, September 02, 2012

Kippa "flashmob" in Germany against anti-semitism

The best story of the week.

From Berliner-Zeitung:
More than a hundred demonstrators protested against anti-Semitism in Charlottenburg. Most participants wore a yarmulke - the traditional Jewish head covering. The reason was the attack on a Berlin rabbi last Wednesday in the Schöneberg district of Berlin.

After the attack on a Berlin rabbi over a hundred people in Charlottenburg staged a spontaneous demonstration protesting against anti-Semitism. In the so-called flash mob participants moved silently from the Fasanenstraße to KaDeWe department store on the Kurfürstendamm. A majority of the protesters wore it the traditional Jewish head covering.

Police said they were notified of the event shortly beforehand. "But everything remained peaceful," said a spokesman. On Facebook, the organizers had called for the action. "We do not want people on our streets are attacked because they identify themselves as visibly Jewish," they wrote on their website.

Last Wednesday, the rabbi was in the Schöneberg district of Berlin surrounded by several young people, beaten and insulted.