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Germany: Counter-protesters detained as nationalists march through Berlin02:46

Germany: Counter-protesters detained as nationalists march through Berlin

Germany, Berlin
May 7, 2016 at 18:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police detained several Antifa activists that were counter-protesting as hundreds of German nationalists gathered to stage a demonstration under the motto "Merkel must go," Saturday afternoon, at the Berlin Hauptbahnoff station.

Nationalists waved German flags, although some other nationalities were seen too, such as Slovakian or Swiss flags. They also chanted slogans against German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her policies regarding the refugee crisis. The protest ended at Friedrichstrasse.

On their route, nationalists were rejected by around 5.000 counter-protesters from Antifa organisations, political parties like Die Linke and non-governmental organisations. The police detained several counter-protesters, leading to stand-offs and small scuffles between police and demonstrators. Some stones, bottles and firecrackers were reportedly thrown to the police, who answered with pepper spray. A few counter-protesters needed first aid from paramedics.

Germany: Counter-protesters detained as nationalists march through Berlin02:46
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Police detained several Antifa activists that were counter-protesting as hundreds of German nationalists gathered to stage a demonstration under the motto "Merkel must go," Saturday afternoon, at the Berlin Hauptbahnoff station.

Nationalists waved German flags, although some other nationalities were seen too, such as Slovakian or Swiss flags. They also chanted slogans against German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her policies regarding the refugee crisis. The protest ended at Friedrichstrasse.

On their route, nationalists were rejected by around 5.000 counter-protesters from Antifa organisations, political parties like Die Linke and non-governmental organisations. The police detained several counter-protesters, leading to stand-offs and small scuffles between police and demonstrators. Some stones, bottles and firecrackers were reportedly thrown to the police, who answered with pepper spray. A few counter-protesters needed first aid from paramedics.

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