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Man physically and verbally assaulted on Berlin underground for wearing a ‘Gay Israel’ badge

RIAS has reported that a man was assaulted on the Berlin underground system after he was spotted wearing a ‘Gay Israel’ badge.

The man was travelling with a friend on the afternoon of 19th December when he passed a group of three people. One, aged around 25, noticed the ‘Gay Israel’ badge and began pushing and shoving the victim, shouting “F***ing Zionist” and “Are you a Zionist or what?”

The victim and his friend attempted to de-escalate the situation and walk away. The perpetrator ripped the badge from the victim and only then let them go.

Passers-by did not intervene throughout the loud altercation.

Source: Recherche- und Informationsstelle Antisemitismus