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(The Situation Update Report [SUR] is a near real-time brief of a possible threat or situation being monitored by The Counter Threat Center. The information is accurate at the time of reporting, but may be subject to change.)

Ludovica Leccese, William Bos, Victoria Valová

Jennifer Loy, Chief Editor

October 12, 2023

Protests [1]

Current Situation: At the time of reporting, the Counterterrorism Group (CTG) has confirmed that pro-Palestine protests have been carried out in the following countries:

Albania: Pro-Palestine protests have taken place in Tirana and Prishtina.[2]

Australia: A large contingent of protesters met at the steps of the Sydney Opera House and were heard chanting anti-Semitic epithets as “gas the Jews.”[3]

Austria: A pro-Palestine protest took place in Vienna, with the slogan “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”[4]

Belgium: Activists supporting Palestine were demonstrating in the streets of Brussels on October 11. The invitation to the demonstration stated “Come demonstrate against the Zionist aggression and in support of the ARMED resistance.”[5]

Canada: Sympathy protests have been spotted in Toronto.[6] Chile: Pro-Palestine rallies have taken place.[7]

Finland: Palestine supporters have gathered in the streets of Helsinki.[8]

France: Thousands of people have gathered to demonstrate in Place de la République in Paris in support of Palestine.[9] Thousands of Pro-Palestine and Hamas supporters clashed with French Riot Police in Paris on October 12.[10]

Germany: Pro-Palestine protest took place in Duisburg on October 10. Individuals were seen waving Palestinian flags and clashing with anti-riot police units.[11]

Greece: Pro-Palestine demonstrations have taken place outside the Israeli Consulate in Athens.[12]

Indonesia: Pro-Palestine demonstrators have been spotted.[13]

Iraq: A motorcade of cars flying Palestinian flags going through Baghdad has been spotted on October 7.[14]

Ireland: A large crowd has gathered in the streets to protest in support of Palestine in Dublin City at the Spire on October 11.[15]

Italy: Thousands of supporters of Palestine gathered in Milan. Individuals were seen waving Palestinian flags.[16]

Jordan: A massive pro-Palestine rally was spotted.[17]

Kuwait: Pro-Palestine demonstrations have been seen taking place on October 7th.[18]

Netherlands: On 15 October a “March for Palestine” will be held at the Dam Square in Amsterdam. Attendants are instructed to meet at 1400 local time at the square[19]

Philippines: Pro-Palestine rallies have taken place.[20]

Portugal: A Pro-Palestine demonstration has taken place on October 9 in Lisbon.[21]

Tunisia: Thousands have called for Arab unity in a pro-Palestine rally.[22]

South Africa: People have been gathering to protest against Israel and for Palestine.[23]

South Korea: People supporting Palestine have gathered in Seoul in front of the Israeli Embassy.[24]

Spain: Pro-Palestine protests have taken place in Madrid.[25]

Turkey: Pro-Palestine demonstrations have taken place in Istanbul.[26]

UK: Protests in support of Palestine and Gaza have taken place in London and Manchester.[27] [28] US: Pro-Palestine protests have been spotted in San Francisco,[29] New York,[30] Denver,[31] [32] and Boston.[33]

Switzerland: A pro-Palestine protest was organized at the United Nations Office at Geneva on October 12, where the protesters were waving Palestinian flags.[34]

Venezuela: A pro-Palestine rally was held in Caracas.[35]

Yemen: Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists were seen in the streets of Sana'a the capital city of Yemen.[36]

Day/Time of event: October 7-12, 2023

What is the current threat:

  • Pro-Palestinian and pro-Hamas protests will likely escalate into violence when clashing with police forces. The increased amount of violence will likely pose a threat to public safety, likely resulting in injuries or fatalities.

  • Continuous protests will likely further polarize society and deepen divisions, likely leading to prolonged social unrest.

  • Pro-Hamas protests will likely foster radicalization, likely increasing the risk of terrorist attacks in different countries.

Who will it directly impact:

  • Governments worldwide

  • Police and security forces

  • Civilians worldwide

  • Pro-Palestine supporters

  • Israeli embassies and consulates

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[12] Vanessa Ingraham, from X, via CyberHUMINT

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[15] Eimer McAuley, from X, via CyberHUMINT

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[17] The Pakistan Frontier, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[18] Alan MacLeod, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[19] PJO_Radicaal, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[20] Now, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[21] Portugal News, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[22] Tunisia Watch, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[23] #Africa4Palestine, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[24] ACT 4 PALESTINE, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[25] Censored Men, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[26] Alan MacLeod, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[27] READY ALERTS, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[28] PALESTINE ONLINE, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[29] Alyssa Kang, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[30] Mario Nawfal, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[31] Students for a Democratic Society - Denver, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[32] Colorado Palestine Coalition, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[33] FinesseNYC, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[34] From Instagram, via CyberHUMINT

[35] PALESTINE ONLINE, from X, via CyberHUMINT

[36] Amal Basem, from X, via CyberHUMINT


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