Protest in Berlin in solidarity with the people in Idlib, Syria

Protest in Berlin in solidarity with the people in Idlib, Syria

Under the motto "Solidarity with the People of Idli", several hundred Syrian opposition members, including many fugitives, gathered in Berlin to protest against the continuing bombardment of the province of Idlib by the regime of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Russia.

On signs and in chants, the participants demand the withdrawal of Russian and Iranian troops, as well as pro-Iranian militias such as Lebanese Hezbollah. They also advocate the overthrow of the regime and a free, democratic Syria.

The background to this is the ongoing fighting for the province of Idlib in Syria, which includes up to three million civilians. The region is still partly held by insurgents. Many civilians were previously driven to Idlib by the Syrian army and its allies from other provinces and are now trapped there. Russia and the al-Assad regime are accused of systematically carrying out a campaign against civilians by bombing hospitals and other civilian facilities.

Seebrücke protest in Berlin against criminalization of rescue at sea

Seebrücke protest in Berlin against criminalization of rescue at sea

Several thousand people protested in Berlin against the European Union's (EU) policy of sealing off the borders, the right-wing government in Italy and the right-wing conservative course of the German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) on asylum issues.

Under the motto "For the rights of refugees and #FreeCarola!", the Alliance Seebrücke Berlin called for a demonstration. Among the speakers is also the publicist Carolin Emcke, and a greeting from Seawatch3 captain Carola Rackete will be recorded.

The participants demanded open borders for those seeking protection and a stop to deportations. They opposed the criminalization of sea rescue by the European Union, but also by the right-wing government in Italy and Germany.

The background is the recent drama about the Seawatch3, which was brought to the port of Lampedusa by its captain Carola Rackete after a waiting period of about two weeks against a decree of the right-wing radical Italian Minister of the Interior. A court lifted the house arrest against Rackete two days later.

At the same time, demonstrations are taking place all over Germany. The alliance Seebrücke speaks of a total of about 30,000 participants.

Egypt's overthrown President Mohamed Morsi died

Egypt's overthrown President Mohamed Morsi died

With various protests, supporters of the overthrown former president of Egypt Mohamed Morsi testified their support with their idol.

After the fall of Hosni Mubarak in the wake of the Arab Spring, Morsi became Egypt's first freely elected president. Morsi, who was close to the Muslim Brotherhood, was overthrown by the military in a coup on July 3rd, 2013 after sustained mass protests by the population.

Mohamed Morsi died on June 17th, 2019.

Pictures are from 2013-2014.

Protest against the regime in Syria: "Berlin For Idlib - We Are The Love"

Protest against the regime in Syria: "Berlin For Idlib - We Are The Love"

Under the motto "Berlin For Idlib - We Are The Love" Syrian opposition members, including refugees, are gathering in Berlin to protest against the continuing bombardment of the province of Idlib by the regime of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Russia.

On signs and in chants, participants demand the withdrawal of Russian and Iranian troops, as well as pro-Iranian militias such as Lebanese Hezbollah. They also advocate the overthrow of the regime and a free, democratic Syria.

At the end of the meeting, white balloons are released into the sky. This action takes place simultaneously in several cities.

The background to this is the ongoing fighting around the province of Idlib in Syria, in which up to three million civilians are trapped. The region is still partly held by insurgents. Many civilians were previously driven to Idlib by the Syrian army and its allies from other provinces and are now trapped there. Russia and the regime are accused of systematically conducting a campaign against civilians by bombing hospitals and other civilian facilities.

Commemoration of the Syrian freedom fighter Abdul Baset al-Sarout in Berlin

Commemoration of the Syrian freedom fighter Abdul Baset al-Sarout in Berlin

Several hundred people gathered in Berlin to commemorate Abdul Baset al-Sarout, who died two days earlier in battles against troops of the Syrian regime. Abdul Baset al-Sarout died as commander of the rebel group Dschaisch al-'Izza in a Turkish hospital after being seriously wounded at Kafr Nabudah.
Participants chanted for an end to the regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad and freedom for Syria.

Al-Sarout was an icon of the revolution in Syria. The former goalkeeper of Syria's U-20 national football team became known as a singer during the 2011 uprising against the regime of Dikator Bashar al-Assad.