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Germany: Scuffles between protesters  police as Rigaer Strasse demos continue01:16

Germany: Scuffles between protesters police as Rigaer Strasse demos continue

Germany, Berlin
July 12, 2015 at 11:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scuffles broke out between protesters and police on Berlin's Rigaer Strasse in the district of Friedrichshain late Saturday night and into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Rigaer Strasse is an area that has a large population of squatters who often put on events in the buildings that they live in. This event was organised by activists who wanted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 'self-organisation and resistance' of the squatter community.

This is the third time in a matter of days that protesters and police have clashed in this part of Berlin. On Wednesday, they scuffled after an unauthorised flea market was set up by protesters, with police confiscating the items on sale and remaining in the area for some time after they had shut the market down. On Friday, at least six arrests were made after activists marched from Frankfurter Allee to Rigaer Strasse.

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Scuffles broke out between protesters and police on Berlin's Rigaer Strasse in the district of Friedrichshain late Saturday night and into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Rigaer Strasse is an area that has a large population of squatters who often put on events in the buildings that they live in. This event was organised by activists who wanted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 'self-organisation and resistance' of the squatter community.

This is the third time in a matter of days that protesters and police have clashed in this part of Berlin. On Wednesday, they scuffled after an unauthorised flea market was set up by protesters, with police confiscating the items on sale and remaining in the area for some time after they had shut the market down. On Friday, at least six arrests were made after activists marched from Frankfurter Allee to Rigaer Strasse.

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