Arab-German journalist Imad Karim returned to the public light after he had already given up the fight. He was one of the speakers of the protest march in support of women who fear the rising level of sexual assault cases. The following text is a Google translation of a blog post from gay theologian David Berger who also gave a speech at the event.
“You can not go through here,” a policeman told us near the Hallesches Tor in Berlin when we – a group of speakers (including the presenter, some politicians and Imad Karim) – under the “Nazi” Screams of “Antifa” rioters (photo left) with hate-distorted faces tried to get to the collection site for the women’s march to the chancellery.
Only after the reference to our tasks and to deputy cards were we finally passed.
Others who wanted the demo did not have it that easy. On our way, numerous large and small groups of people repeatedly told us that they had been sent away by the police . Also two guest authors of PP were repeatedly rejected over an hour until they gave up frustrated.
However, there were about 1,000 demonstrators to the collection site, where Nadja Staffel and Leyla Bilge opened the protest assembly.
Opening speeches by Imad Karim and David Berger
In the village itself a kind of boiler situation. In the middle of the demo, in the surrounding houses (see photo below) and behind, very close to the demo approaching bars hundreds of counter-demonstrators, the permanent “Fuck-finger” showed, “Nazis” and “No right to Nazi government roared” ,
The police chiefs of Berlin and the commanders for the demo obviously saw things similarly. After the movement started with a banner saying “Kandel is everywhere”, the police stopped it after about 20 minutes.
Members of the AfD, who participated, finally succeeded with her deputy card to the seat blockade to penetrate: According to her statements, the police stood around a sitting blockade of about 200 people and did nothing.
Try to dissolve the demo from the back of the sit-in, according to police statements. A meeting leader was not to be found. Despite attempts of the police not to let anyone to this place the alleged dissolution of the seat blockade, two MPs came through. There was nowhere to be seen police dissolving the demo.
Rescue and press spokesman still explain that they try to dissolve the demo. The concept of dissolution does not necessarily have anything to do with “forcibly freeing”. One would have offered the counter-demonstrators another demo place, but they had not yet accepted the offer.
Alternative ways suggested by the organizers of the demo were rejected, exactly this one offered already Antifa. They would therefore not be available to the demo.
Leyla Bilge then resolved the event and asked the demonstrators to make their own way to the Chancellery. But this also tried to prevent the police by repeatedly denying the demo participants the way from the demo place.
The small group that kept me informed about the rest of the course and who carries a sign “Kandel is everywhere” ,
… spontaneously followed passers-by who came to the chancellery. As a result, police suddenly reappeared and gave instructions to take the posters away. Nevertheless, it came at the chancellery to a final survey.
Whether it came to any attacks on demo participants, I do not know. On Facebook makes the following contribution currently the round:
“I’m just stunned what happened in Berlin and just happened. A peaceful demo of mostly women against violence and oppression will be a reflection of our sick society. Left-fascist violent Antifa terrorists supported by the left party front, especially the SED Left and Greens are allowed to let off steam while peaceful demonstrators are encircled. A ridiculous lineup of policemen has not become master of the situation. Peacefully demonstrating women were even met by left-wing terrorists without consequences. But the brave demo participants happily do not give up. Greatest respect for these courageous women and men and another indictment of this left fascist dictatorship. “
But even media such as the Morgenpost write that among the anti-fascist demonstrators, a man was arrested because he carried a forbidden knife with him.
To begin with, I have to say that the women’s march should set an example against the imported violence against women and girls. He succeeded too. In two ways.
For the targeted sabotage of the women’s march shows why the terror against women could take on such proportions and will continue. Since yesterday we have the final certainty that this terror of Linksgrün and the system Merkel is just as wanted. At least without taboos as collateral damage of the Refugees-welcome ideology is accepted.