German far-right activists wish to protest ‘Zionism’ in front of synagogue

The event is scheduled for Tuesday in Brunswick, 120 miles west of Berlin, the Braunschweiger Zeitung reported Friday.

POLICE IN a van guard the Jewish synagogue and community center in the northern German city of Bremen.  (photo credit: REUTERS)
POLICE IN a van guard the Jewish synagogue and community center in the northern German city of Bremen.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Right-wing extremists in Germany are planning to demonstrate for “freedom for Palestine” and against “Zionism” in front of a synagogue.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday in Brunswick, 120 miles west of Berlin, the Braunschweiger Zeitung reported Friday.
Separately, on Friday, an unknown individual threw a large stone slab at a window of the Jewish Community in Essen, 150 miles west of Brunswick, the RIAS anti-racism watchdog group reported. No one was hurt in the incident, which police are investigating as a possible hate crime.
The organizers of the Brunswick rally belong to the far-right Dierechte party and have advertised the event on social networks as scheduled to take place between 7:33 and 7:45 p.m. – a reference to the 12 years in power of the Nazi Party 1930s and ’40s.
“Freedom for Palestine – Humanity is non-negotiable. Stop Zionism!” the slogan for the event reads.
City authorities said they have not authorized the demonstration and will disperse it if it takes place.
In Wesel, a town 20 miles northwest of Essen, unidentified individuals stole a large stone plaque from the local Jewish cemetery that displayed the names of hundreds of Jews and other victims of Nazism, Radio K.W. reported Friday.