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Thousands protest in Berlin against anti-semitic murders in Halle

THOUSANDS of people took to the streets of Berlin today following the Halle synagogue attack to protest at the rise of the far right. 

Demonstrators marched through German capital under the slogan: “We stand united.”

Organisers Unteilbar and the Jewish Forum for Democracy Against Anti-Semitism called the protest amid concerns over an increase in far-right extremism and slow police responses to incidents.

The protest, held on the first anniversary of the “Indivisible” demonstration against racism, followed Wednesday’s attack by 27-year-old Stephan Balliet, who killed two people after failing to enter the synagogue in the eastern city of Halle.

In a statement, Unteilbar said: “The right-wing terrorist attack in Halle makes us stunned and angry, we remember the victims. 

“We also understand this act as an attack on our society, a society in which we fight for social and human rights and in which all people can live free of fear and in self-determination.”

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