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German Police Remove Israeli Flag From Private Residence

Watching NY1 last night, I noted an anchor referring to three "peaceful" rallies that took place in Germany over the weekend. One was in the city of Duisburg, and of its 10,000 or so attendees, a large number was pro-Hamas … Read More

By / January 12, 2009

Watching NY1 last night, I noted an anchor referring to three "peaceful" rallies that took place in Germany over the weekend. One was in the city of Duisburg, and of its 10,000 or so attendees, a large number was pro-Hamas as opposed to antiwar. That rally can only be considered peaceful if you think that the act of German police officers entering a private residence to remove an Israeli flag from the window (the ralliers didn’t like seeing it there) is peaceful:

"During the demonstration, which went through our street, the police broke into our flat and removed the flag of Israel," he wrote. "The statement of the police was to de-escalate the situation because many youth demonstrators were on the brink of breaking into our apartment house.

"Before this they threw snowballs, knives and stones against our windows and the complete building. We both were standing on the other side of the street and were shocked by seeing a police officer standing in our bedroom and opening the window to get the flag…. The police acquiesced in the demands of the mob."

Quite understandable, isn’t it?  It’s not as if the police have a responsibility to prevent rioters from breaking into a family’s home, after all. That might lead to disproportionate responses and such. 

There was a YouTube depicting this scene, but it’s been removed by the user who uploaded it.

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