Germany to crack down on Covid protesters in yellow star badges

Posted by on January 26, 2022 12:38 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Police told to detain activists trivialising the Holocaust in acts to be classified as ‘secondary antisemitism’

Police in Berlin have been authorised to crack down on protesters wearing badges resembling the yellow “Judenstern” (Jews’ star) and other symbols associated with the Nazi era at demonstrations against vaccine mandates or other pandemic restrictions.

According to an internal update by the Berlin police antisemitism commissioner, first reported by the newspaper BZ Berlin, “the use of adapted ‘Jewish stars’ at gatherings can now be assumed to be a fundamental disturbance of public peace”.

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