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Violent clashes in Berlin as police break up pro-Palestinian demonstration (VIDEO) — RT World News From “RT World News”



Clashes broke out on the streets of the German capital as police sought to disperse a thousands-strong demonstration in support of the Palestinians amid the ongoing violent standoff between Israel and Gaza.

Chaotic scenes unfolded in Berlin’s district of Neukolln as police officers attempted to break up a massive demonstration in support of the Palestinians. Some 3,500 people joined the rally to condemn what they called “barbaric aggression” by the “occupying power.”The protesters were moving in a large crowd while waving the flags of the State of Palestine and carrying placards that read: “Zionism is terrorism” and “Child Killer Israel.” Some Turkish flags were also seen in the crowd that chanted “Free Palestine.”Hass gegen Israel, Hammer und Sichel, Hitler-Vergleich und Samidoun, Boykottkampagne BDS. Die Allianz vereint meist Arabischstämmige mit einigen Deutschen, offenbar aus der linken Szene. #b1505@weltpic.twitter.com/G09brWbfr7— Martin Heller (@Ma_Heller) May 15, 2021The police repeatedly urged the protesters to comply with the Covid-19 rules, involving social distancing and a requirement to wear face masks in public but the demands were “unsuccessful,” law enforcement said in a Twitter post, adding that even the rally organizers admitted that they were “unable to exert influence on the participants.”The rally at Neukolln’s Hermannplatz square was organized by the German branch of the Samidoun group under the slogan ‘Day of Political Prisoners of Palestine’. The rally organizers have links to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), according to the German media. The PFLP is described as a Marxist–Leninist movement that does not recognize Israel.Es fliegen übrigens nicht nur Flaschen, sondern richtig große Pflastersteine, die auch immer wieder Pressevertreter oder andere Demonstranten treffen bzw. gefährden. #b1505pic.twitter.com/0AdDG5g3tN— julius geiler (@glr_berlin) May 15, 2021Steinwerfer auf der Flucht von der Polizei. Die meisten scheinen minderjährig. Die Polizei bettelt fast via Lautsprecher: „Unterlassen sie den Bewurf, machen sie die Fahrbahn frei, wir haben Verletzte und Rettungswagen, die nicht durchkommen.“ #b1505pic.twitter.com/uX1qscohrF— julius geiler (@glr_berlin) May 15, 2021Around a half an hour after the protest started, the police sought to break up the rally and disperse the crowd. While some protesters left the scene, between 800 and 1,200 demonstrators stayed and started pelting the officers with bottles and paving stones. They also fired flares and smoke pellets.Videos published on social media show the crowd chanting “Allahu Akbar.”A video published by Ruptly news agency shows the protesters throwing various projectiles at the police as well as even attacking the officers at one point. The police responded by using tear gas. The footage also shows the officers brutally detaining some of the demonstrators.The clashes in Neukolln continued until the early evening. Police confirmed that the scuffles ended up with “numerous police officers injured” and some demonstrators arrested but did not provide any specific details on the number of those injured or detained.Die Stimmung ist übrigens auch wahnsinnig medienfeindlich. Wir werden als „Hurensöhne“ beschimpft, ein Kamera-Team geschubst und bedrängt. Polizei hat die Lage immer noch nicht unter Kontrolle. #b1505pic.twitter.com/A5pLDeFDl3— julius geiler (@glr_berlin) May 15, 2021A reporter from the German daily Die Welt, Martin Heller, who was covering the protest, was hit by a bottle thrown by one of the protesters, the journalist said in a Twitter post. Elsewhere, the chief Europe correspondent of the Israeli broadcaster Kann, Antonia Yamin, had a firecracker thrown at her apparently because someone heard she was reporting in Hebrew.Neukölln: Meist junge arabisch-stämmige Männer bewerfen nach Demo Polizei mit allem möglichen, vor allem Flaschen. Sie treffen Unbeteiligte, am Ende auch mich (Sek. 41). #b1505@weltpic.twitter.com/j54RynkmId— Martin Heller (@Ma_Heller) May 15, 2021I got home and I am safe (thank you for all the support massages). I am thankful for the RTL team (and their bodyguards) that wanted to interview me and captured this moment. It’s not easy being an Israeli reporter these days on European streets@kann_newspic.twitter.com/hQ7vjj6rMH— Antonia Yamin אנטוניה ימין (@antonia_yamin) May 15, 2021Pro-Palestinian demonstrations were also held in several other German cities, including Hamburg, Colonge, Stuttgart and Hanover. They were attended by hundreds of protesters but went off peacefully, according to the police.In Leipzig, a pro-Palestinian rally faced a rival “pro-Israel” demonstration. Even though tensions between the two groups of protesters ran high, they did not result in violence, the local police said.The developments in Germany came amid the ongoing violent conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. Sparked by an Israeli court case regarding the evictions of some Palestinian families from an East Jerusalem neighborhood, it quickly spiraled from protests to a violent standoff between the Israeli Army and Palestinian Hamas militants.

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Hamas launched thousands of rockets at Israeli cities while the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) responded by unleashing massive airstrikes against Gaza. Hamas attacks have killed nine Israelis while the IDF strikes have claimed the lives of more than 100 Palestinians, according to local health officials.Earlier, Germany also witnessed a series of attacks targeting synagogues amid the conflict in the Middle East. The incidents sparked a wave of indignation from German officials who said that anti-Semitism will not be tolerated on German soil.Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!







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The suicide of a 17-year-old girl who accused police of sexual abuse sparked an uprising in southwest Colombia that left at least one person dead, 35 injured and the local police jail destroyed : worldnews From “World News”



This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 85%. (I’m a bot)The suicide of a 17-year-old girl who accused police of sexual abuse sparked an uprising in southwest Colombia that left at least one person dead, 35 injured and the local police jail destroyed.The news of the suicide of the ICT student dropped a bomb on Colombia and turned anti-government protests into a violent uprising in the city of Popayan on Friday.The commander of the police in southwest Colombia, General Ricardo Alarcon, told media that the dead girl’s claims were “Fake news” despite evidence indicating the opposite.Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: police#1 protests#2 girl#3 que#4 Popayan#5







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Israel’s police chief has accused ultra-nationalist MP Itamar Ben Gvir of adding fuel to the fire in Jerusalem and of being partly responsible for the violent demonstrations that have reignited the fuse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict : worldnews From “World News”



This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 88%. (I’m a bot)Israel’s police chief has accused MP Itamar Ben Gvir of adding fuel to the fire in Jerusalem and of being partly responsible for the violent demonstrations that have reignited the fuse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”The police chief was probably not up to the challenge, but he is right to say that Ben Gvir and his movement played a role in this crisis,” historian Simon Epstein told FRANCE 24, also pointing to the Islamist extremist’s strategy of confrontation.Experts interviewed by FRANCE 24 agree that the rise in Parliament of the ultraconservative coalition led by Ben Gvir has encouraged violence among virulent groups of Jewish supremacists, and reinforced their sense of impunity.Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Ben#1 Gvir#2 Israeli#3 Arab#4 Epstein#5







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India police jail 21 Kashmiris amid pro-Palestinian rallies From “World”




Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have arrested at least 21 people for expressing solidarity with Palestine and rallying against Israel’s military offensive against Gaza







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WATCH police using water cannon to disperse pro-Palestinian protesters in Paris — RT World News From “RT World News”



French police deployed a water cannon to disperse a crowd of pro-Palestine supporters in Paris’ Barbes-Rochechouart neighborhood. The illegal rally took place amid Israel-Gaza escalation.

The rally was banned by authorities amid concerns of “risks of disturbances to public order.” The organizers said they will march anyway to show solidarity with the Palestinians during the most recent armed confrontation between Israel and the Gaza-based militant group Hamas.“We refuse to silence our solidarity with the Palestinians, and we will not be prevented from demonstrating,” the Association of the Palestinians in Ile-de-France said.Around 4,200 police officers were deployed to manage the rally.Hamas began firing rockets at Israeli cities on Monday, to which the IDF responded by bombing multiple targets in Gaza. The cross-border attacks led to civilian casualties on both sides. The escalation was preceded by clashes between the Palestinians and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in East Jerusalem.

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Ten bodies found on former El Salvador police officer’s property | Crime News From “Al Jazeera – Breaking News, World News and Video from Al Jazeera”



Seven women and three children found buried on ex-policeman’s property after he was arrested for two other murders.The buried bodies of seven women and three children were discovered on the property of a former police officer in El Salvador.
Hugo Osorio Chavez Osorio, 51, is being investigated on suspicion of sex crimes and 13 murders, the country’s attorney general’s office said.
He was originally arrested last Saturday for the murder of a woman and her adult daughter, to which he confessed, according to The Associated Press.
That arrest came after neighbours in the western city of Chalchuapa called the police and reported hearing a woman crying for help.
Investigators work in the vicinity of Chavez Osorio’s home in Chalchuapa, El Salvador [AFP]Officers found the bodies of a 57-year-old woman and her 26-year-old daughter in the house in a pool of blood with signs of sexual abuse.
The investigations led to excavations in various places on the property. Among the bodies found were a 7-year-old girl and two boys aged 2 and 9.
Police did not elaborate why the number of murders being investigated was 13.
Some of the people appeared to have been killed about two years ago, the attorney general’s office said on Twitter.
Seven other possible graves on the property are still being investigated. At least 25 people are considered missing in the area.

Chavez Osorio had been fired from his job as a police officer in 2005 for sexually aggressive behaviour and spent five years in prison, investigators said.
Based on the information in the case, prosecutors issued arrest warrants for nine other suspects who may have acted as accomplices in 13 killings, including the murders of eight women.







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45 charged after Italian police operations bars 1.5 million for illegally streaming content — RT World News From “RT World News”



An Italian police operation involving over 200 officers has charged 45 people and seized control of an IT system used to disseminate illegal streams, blocking 1.5 million users in a crackdown on unauthorized content.

A statement released on Friday confirmed the operation run by the Catania Postal Police, alongside the Postal and Communications Police Service of Rome, has cut off 1.5 million users who were viewing unauthorized content using IPTV technology, removing 80% of the illegal flow.Forty-five people have been formally charged in the crackdown for criminal association, unauthorized access to the computer system, computer fraud, and reproduction and dissemination of intellectual property via the internet.The IPTV technology saw individuals pay €10 per month to watch content from DAZN, Mediaset, Netflix, Sky and other platforms, giving the criminal enterprise a monthly turnover of €15 million ($18.16 million).

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To limit the ability of those behind the system to continue operating, police seized a central IT system used to provide users with access to unauthorized content, cutting of 80% of the illegally streamed material.Conducting raids on the homes of individuals who were arrested, police seized computer servers, illegal devices used to stream content and tens of thousands of euros that was thought to have been gained through criminal activity.The police operations come over a year after Italy’s Financial Police launched legal action against IPTV technology for distributing pirated content, having identified 223 individuals they believed were behind the subscription surface. While it is not clear if Italian authorities will seek to charge individuals who paid for the service, they have warned that customers could be liable for criminal prosecution, including imprisonment of up to eight years and a €25,000 fine.Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!







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Queensland’s ex-top cop blasts corruption watchdog over claims of discrimination against men | Australian police and policing From “World news | The Guardian”



The former Queensland police commissioner Ian Stewart has called for a parliamentary inquiry into controversial findings by the state’s Crime and Corruption Commission that police recruitment practices discriminated against men.The controversial CCC report, released on Wednesday, found 200 men had missed out on joining the Queensland police force because recruiters had favoured women in order to try to meet a 50/50 gender strategy.Stewart, who was the commissioner who announced the 50% recruitment targets for women in 2016, called for an “immediate inquiry” after the CCC’s findings were called into question by Queensland’s human rights commissioner, Scott McDougall.McDougall told The Australian newspaper on Saturday he had concerns about the CCC report and believed the recruitment of women was critically important given the need to improve responses to domestic violence.He also called into question a key justification of the CCC for undertaking the two-year investigation and report – that police had not sought an exemption to the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act to use recruitment practices that favoured women.“The CCC report shouldn’t undermine the legitimacy and lawfulness of equal opportunity measures, which are protected by [the act] without needing to apply for an exemption,” McDougall told the Australian.“While applying for an exemption may have been desirable, the absence of an application doesn’t necessarily mean that QPS engaged in unlawful discrimination.“The suggestion by the chairman of the CCC that the failure to apply for an exemption amounted to unlawful discrimination would therefore appear to be incorrect.”After reading McDougall’s comments to the Australian, Stewart said the “fundamental premise” of the CCC investigation had been challenged as erroneous.“I am hopeful that this revelation will result in an immediate inquiry by the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee [the body with formal oversight of the CCC] into how the systems of our pre-eminent oversight agency may have made such a mistake,” he told Guardian Australia on Saturday.“The damage to credibility of the entire Queensland police service and to the reputations of some individuals has been significant as a result of this report. I trust accountable individuals will address this issue as a matter of priority.“I continue to strongly believe that the community supports and wants a more diverse and inclusive model of policing. Government policies and the law in Queensland, properly considered, supports this vision.”The CCC’s report found that in some cases ineligible women had been selected over male applicants who had performed to a higher standard across entry assessments.It also found that the police recruiting section used misleading, deceptive and false reporting practices about recruitment. Three recruitment staff have been suspended as a result with the current police commissioner labelling the findings as “completely disappointing”.The CCC has been contacted for comment.The report has sparked questions about why the anti-corruption body would undertake such a major investigation – which included 43 interviews and 10 witnesses being examined in secret hearings – into a program with the non-sinister aim of recruiting more women and diversifying the force.The CCC otherwise overwhelmingly sends police misconduct complaints back to the police for investigation. Recent criticism suggests the corruption watchdog has lost sharp focus of public sector misconduct.Academic studies into policing domestic violence have found the gender imbalance within policing needs to be addressed.







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UK police arrest three suspected right-wing extremists over 3D-printed firearm in counter-terrorism raids — RT World News From “RT World News”



Two men and a woman have appeared in Westminster Magistrates Court charged with possessing articles connected with an act of terrorism in relation to a 3D-printed firearm. The trio were detained in UK counter-terrorism raids.

Liam Hall, Daniel Wright and Stacey Salmon, who appeared in court via video-link on Friday, were arrested by counter-terrorism police during a raid on May 1, along with a fourth defendant, Samuel Whibley, who seperately faces a number of terrorism charges.The suspects have been accused by British authorities of being part of an extreme-right terrorist social media group, with police claiming that Whibley ran the channel on encrypted messaging service Telegram.Investigators said that during their raid on Wright’s property, they discovered a file showing an image of the Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh, which was intended to encourage terrorism. McVeigh was executed in 2001 for killing 168 people in the 1995 bombing – one of the deadliest domestic terrorism attacks in US history.The group made no plea during Friday’s hearing, and the defendants were remanded in custody to appear for another hearing in the UK’s Old Bailey court at the end of the month.

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An unnamed 16-year-old had also been arrested by officers at a property in Swindon during the raids, but was released without charge, according to a police spokesperson.”We would like to thank everyone for their patience, understanding and support and continue to ask for the cooperation of the public in not speculating about the case to avoid any negative or prejudicial impact on the forthcoming court proceedings,” Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden, Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East, said while announcing the charges.Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!







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Jordanian police disperse pro-Palestinian & pro-Hamas protesters marching towards West Bank border – media — RT World News From “RT World News”



Jordanian security forces used tear gas to repel a group of pro-Palestinian protesters who were heading towards the border with the West Bank amid a flare-up between Israel and Gaza, a report says.

Witnesses told Reuters that Jordanian police fired tear gas and shot into the air as they dispersed a group of about 500 young people, who broke away from a scheduled route designed to allow protesters to express solidarity with the Palestinians along the border.According to Reuters, the protesters were 5km (3 miles) away from a border bridge opposite the city of Jericho in the West Bank.Jordan’s Public Security Directorate (PSD) told the country’s media that security forces were confronting protesters, who had entered farms in Jordan’s southern Shouneh region and trespassed on “private property.” PSD requested the protesters to behave in an orderly manner.Jordanian Roya TV channel showed a video of riot police officers forming a line to stop people from walking toward the border. Thousands came to the border with the West Bank on Friday, carrying Palestinian flags and shouting chants in support for the Palestinian militant group Hamas that has been firing rockets from Gaza at Israeli cities.

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Numerous unverified reports on social media suggested that some Jordanians managed to cross into the West Bank, but that has not been confirmed. Videos shared on Twitter presumably show protesters walking on farmland and going past what appear to be tear gas canisters lying on the ground.Israeli media reported that the Jordanians breached a police fence on their way to the border.Also on Friday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson Avichay Adraee said that Israeli tanks fired warning shots towards a group of protesters that crossed into Israel from Lebanon. The protesters returned to Lebanon after tampering with the border fence and setting fires in the area. The IDF earlier reported that three rockets were launched from the Lebanese territory and fell into the Mediterranean Sea.Escalation between Israel and Palestine heated up on Monday, turning into street clashes between Israelis and Palestinians, as well as non-stop exchange of missiles.Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!







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