Multiple protests in Berlin, Germany

EMERGENCY ALERTS

Danish right-wing party Stram Kurs (SK) will organise a rally in the Berlin. Rally will start at 4 pm in Sonnenallee street. SK is a Denmark far-right political party founded in 2017 by Danish lawyer Rasmus Paludan. The party is almost exclusively associated with its founder and his anti-Islam activism and demonstrations. Rasmus Paludan was sentenced to three months imprisonment in Denmark in June this year for burning the Koran and for violating the Danish racism paragraph. 

In the same time, some groups will organise demonstrations against SK and Rasmus Paludan. The gathering is planned in the two locations - Sonnenallee and Finowstrasse street.

Per the TAZ report, SK registered another rally for Saturday, November 14th. 

Be aware that travel disruptions are expected. For more information on how to stay safe, please see our safety ADVISORY.

Safety Advisory - Protest

If you are in the area of the incident, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information.

Some protests have resulted in violence and/or looting. Even protests which are intended to be peaceful can become violent.

What can go wrong

  • Violence
  • Threatening
  • Noise can make communication difficult
  • Communication can fail
  • Group of people can be there because of the wrong reasons
  • Police can use force
  • Police can you the pepper spray
  • Group of people who do not think the same as you and other protesters can attack you

How to stay safe

  • If you hear that a demonstration is taking place, avoid the area or stay in your accommodation until you are sure that it is safe to go out
  • Establish where the demonstration has taken place, and if possible, avoid the area
  • If you come across a demonstration, do not become inquisitive, just leave the area and find another route to your intended destination
  • Do not run
  • Be calm and focused: when things get most intense, react to danger or warning signs
  • Know your rights
  • Avoid direct police contact

Interacting with the police

  • If you are stopped by police, be calm and cooperate. They are not enemies
  • In case you are arrested, do not argue with the police. Know your right, and ask for a lawyer immediately
  • If your friend or family members is in the clash with police do not confront them. Try to be calm, and ask them to move back from the police. Be the voice of reason
  • If you need emergency assistance, calmly approach to police and ask them for help

Advice

  • If you are attending to protest write down emergency numbers.
  • Always inform your friends or family members that you are going to protest
  • If protest escalates, immediately find safe space.
  • Remember, it's not about you. Maybe you are angry, but the act of violence is not an answer
  • For your safety, always be accompanied by minimum one person
  • Be aware that undercover police may be in the crowd
  • Do not put yourself in danger. Your words need to be heard, but your safety is priority
  • Protect your mobile phone privacy