Germany: 'Kippah Day' follows high-profile anti-Semitic attack in Bonn

Hundreds of people wearing kippahs gathered in Bonn's market square on Thursday to show solidarity with the Jewish community, following an attack on a visiting Jewish professor last week. Participants donned the symbolic Jewish headgear and called for tolerance in the face of anti-Semitism. «What happened last week is really a shame for our city and that we want to show that this will not... Еще happen again,» said Mayor of Bonn Ashok Sridharan, who emphasised Germany's open-minded culture. Visiting Jewish scholar Yitzhak Jochanan Melamed accused police of tackling him to the ground and punching him, after he was mistaken for the assailant, a 20-year-old German with Palestinian roots. Melamed also said police misrepresented the incident in subsequent press statements. He has since received an apology from Bonn's chief of police Ursula Brohl Sowa.

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