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Pro-Palestine protesters at Berlin university given until 6pm today to vacate

Police detain a pro-Palestinian demonstrator during a protest at the Humboldt University [Axel Schmidt/Reuters]

Berlin|Pro-Palestine demonstrators, who have been occupying rooms at a Berlin university, have been told that they will not be allowed to stay beyond 6pm (16:00 GMT) on Thursday.

About 50 protesters have occupied several rooms at the Institute of Social Sciences at Humboldt University in support of Palestinians since Wednesday afternoon, the police and Germany’s dpa news agency estimated.

A further 250 to 300 young people demonstrated on the street outside.

In a statement, the Student Coalition Berlin group accused Israel of “genocide” and “ongoing mass murders”, saying the demonstration was about “unconditional solidarity with the Palestinian people”.

The protesters had called on the university to accept their occupation and presence and to ban a police operation.

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