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Germany: Police arrest 15 as left-wing activists confront police in Berlin01:52

Germany: Police arrest 15 as left-wing activists confront police in Berlin

Germany, Berlin
February 6, 2016 at 21:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

There were tense scenes in the Friedrichshain neighbourhood of Berlin, Saturday, as left-wing demonstrators and riot police faced off following last month's police raid of a squat in the area.

Around 4,000 demonstrators took to the streets, with 15 arrests made after stones and fireworks were thrown at police lines.

In mid-January several hundred riot police raided the large Riga Strasse squat, after a single traffic policeman had been assaulted by a group of masked men. Berlin's left-wing squat scene has diminished from its mid-80s and 90s peak as gentrification takes hold of the German capital but the "left scene" of anarchists remains implacably opposed to the authority of the police.

Germany: Police arrest 15 as left-wing activists confront police in Berlin01:52
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There were tense scenes in the Friedrichshain neighbourhood of Berlin, Saturday, as left-wing demonstrators and riot police faced off following last month's police raid of a squat in the area.

Around 4,000 demonstrators took to the streets, with 15 arrests made after stones and fireworks were thrown at police lines.

In mid-January several hundred riot police raided the large Riga Strasse squat, after a single traffic policeman had been assaulted by a group of masked men. Berlin's left-wing squat scene has diminished from its mid-80s and 90s peak as gentrification takes hold of the German capital but the "left scene" of anarchists remains implacably opposed to the authority of the police.

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