About 1,500 people rallied in Berlin Sunday in support of a rabbi who was brutally beaten in front of his young daughter, allegedly by a group of Arab youths.

The protest against anti-Semitism and racism took place near the scene of the attack on 53-year-old Daniel Alter in the western district of Schöneberg on Tuesday.

Alter, who attended the demonstration, thanked the crowd for the "wonderful outpouring of moral support" for his family.

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