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Germany: Protesters detained during Berlin rally against violence in Aleppo01:41

Germany: Protesters detained during Berlin rally against violence in Aleppo

Germany, Berlin
December 14, 2016 at 03:17 GMT -00:00 · Published

Several protesters were detained during a rally in Berlin, Tuesday, as demonstrators came out to decry the humanitarian situation in Aleppo after pro-government forces took full control of the eastern part of the city earlier in the day.

Participants held banners and placards bearing the flag of the Syrian National Coalition in front of Brandenburger Tor, calling for an end to the violence in Aleppo.

The rally came as Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Vitali Churkin announced that fighting in Aleppo had come to an end after pro-government forces regained control of opposition-held eastern areas of the city.

A withdrawal of militants left in the city's east is expected, but remains to be confirmed.

Germany: Protesters detained during Berlin rally against violence in Aleppo01:41
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Several protesters were detained during a rally in Berlin, Tuesday, as demonstrators came out to decry the humanitarian situation in Aleppo after pro-government forces took full control of the eastern part of the city earlier in the day.

Participants held banners and placards bearing the flag of the Syrian National Coalition in front of Brandenburger Tor, calling for an end to the violence in Aleppo.

The rally came as Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Vitali Churkin announced that fighting in Aleppo had come to an end after pro-government forces regained control of opposition-held eastern areas of the city.

A withdrawal of militants left in the city's east is expected, but remains to be confirmed.

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