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Public reaction demanded against increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in several European countries has risen a lot, but it looks like several people find there should come an end to such racism and that everybody should be free to wear religious symbols without becoming a victim of harassment. A day after Josef Schuster, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, warned against Jewish men wearing a kippa (skullcap) in public, demonstrators wore the head covering in a gesture of solidarity. The largest event took place in Berlin, with other demonstrations held across the country in Erfurt, Potsdam and Cologne — with people of different faiths coming together.