MERA25 member and other activists arrested at peaceful pro-Palestine protest outside German Bundestag

A MERA25 member and activists from other organisations were arrested at a peaceful pro-Palestine protest camp in front of the German Bundestag on Friday, April 26. German police raided and banned the camp, forcibly removing people one by one.

The protest camp, established on April 8, has been facing significant police intervention. Authorities have been actively curtailing the movement by arresting peaceful activists and prohibiting chants and Muslim prayers. In Germany, fundamental democratic principles such as the rule of law, freedom of speech, and the right to assembly are increasingly being dismantled, with unanimous support from the political establishment.

These arrests occurred just a few weeks after Yanis Varoufakis, the leader of Greece‘s MeRA25 political party, was prohibited from entering Germany. This ban was imposed during the Palestine Congress in Berlin, where Varoufakis was scheduled to speak. German authorities not only barred his entry but also restricted his involvement in any political activities within the country, extending the prohibition to digital platforms. The basis for these restrictions was his planned speech at the Palestine Congress, which authorities ultimately censored. 

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