Several dozen Syrians take part in a spontaneous rally in Berlin to protest against a simultaneous rally of supporters of the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. On signs, in songs and in chants the participants demand a free Syria and the end of the regime of al-Assad. They point out that it is not possible to rebuild war-damaged Syria with Assad and also criticise Russia's and Iran's support for the regime. They also call for the release of tens of thousands of political prisoners, who must fear for their lives in the regime's torture prisons.
Several thousand people took part in the weekly demonstration in Vienna against the right-wing black-brown federal government under Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP). The seventh such demonstration on a Thursday was under the motto "We are now together".
The focus of the protest, which was organised by mainly left-wing groups but whose participants reached into the bourgeois camp, was the erosion of workers' rights and the simultaneous collective bargaining in the metal industry. For this reason, the demonstration also passed by the headquarters of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, where the trade unionists who were negotiating solidarised with the protest - and vice versa.
Some participants, wearing a fes, criticised the recently published racist video of the FPÖ on the subject of social abuse.
The slogan "It's Thursday again" dates back to the year 2000, when weekly demonstrations against the first edition of the video were held in Vienna by conservative ÖVP and right-wing radical FPÖ.
Around 500 people take part in a rally in Berlin under the motto "Against Anti-Semitism! For Israel! For Jerusalem". The group "March for Life" as well as other Christian groups had called. A group of young people rapped the haTikwa, Israel's national anthem. The main speaker was Arye Sharuz Shalicar, former press officer of the Israeli army.
Participants will use signs to show solidarity with Israel and for an undivided Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.