Thousands take part in anti-war demo in Berlin

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14 August 2006, BERLIN - Thousands of people took part in a demonstration in Berlin on Saturday in protest against the war in southern Lebanon. The march, which ended with a rally at Berlin's central Potsdamer Platz, was generally peaceful, police said. The mainly leftist organizers said some Arab and Jewish groups had been among the sponsors of the event, part of an international series of demonstrations on Saturday. They claimed a turnout of 7,000, but no confirmation of that number could be obtained fro

14 August 2006

BERLIN - Thousands of people took part in a demonstration in Berlin on Saturday in protest against the war in southern Lebanon.

The march, which ended with a rally at Berlin's central Potsdamer Platz, was generally peaceful, police said.

The mainly leftist organizers said some Arab and Jewish groups had been among the sponsors of the event, part of an international series of demonstrations on Saturday. They claimed a turnout of 7,000, but no confirmation of that number could be obtained from Berlin police.

Marchers demanded an unconditional cessation of the hostilities in southern Lebanon. Police said they detained two persons for waving Hezbollah flags in defiance of a condition in the permit issued for the march.

Witnesses said other marchers chanted, "Hezbollah aren't terrorists," and "(Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan) Nasrallah to victory", but stopped when asked by march stewards, and police did not intervene.

DPA

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