9 detained at pro-Palestinian rally in Frankfurt

Nine people were detained at a pro-Palestinian rally and demonstration in Frankfurt on Friday, according to the police.

Police are investigating those detained on suspicion of crimes including incitement to hatred and the use of unconstitutional symbols, they said in the evening.

According to police, the rally under slogans of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip began in the afternoon and ended after 7 p.m., and was attended by up to 850 people.

Several criminal offenses were recorded on the part of individual participants. Nazi and anti-Israeli posters were seen in the hands of some demonstrators and were confiscated.

“A total of nine people were temporarily detained,” the police said in a statement.

Around 850 people took part in the demonstration in Frankfurt city centre that was held under the banner “Ceasefire in Gaza.”

Police said they seized a sign with what they described as “SS runes” and arrested the woman carrying it.

Another woman held up a poster depicting the flag of the state of Israel in a rubbish bin and the words “Keep the world clean.”

The officers also seized that sign and charged the woman with suspected incitement to hatred.


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