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Germany: At least 40 arrests made as leftists mark May Day with annual protest in Berlin02:10

Germany: At least 40 arrests made as leftists mark May Day with annual protest in Berlin

Germany, Berlin
May 1, 2017 at 22:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police arrested at least 40 left-wing protesters during annual International Workers' Day demonstration in Berlin, Monday.

The protesters scuffled with police on several occasions and set off fireworks and flares as they marched in the southern neighbourhood of Kreuzberg. Police estimated that around 8,000 people took part in the march, while more than 5,400 police officers were securing the protest.

Thousands participate in May Day demonstrations across Germany to promote the rights of workers. The protests have historically descended into violence leading to an attempted ban on the proceedings in 2000.

Germany: At least 40 arrests made as leftists mark May Day with annual protest in Berlin02:10
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Police arrested at least 40 left-wing protesters during annual International Workers' Day demonstration in Berlin, Monday.

The protesters scuffled with police on several occasions and set off fireworks and flares as they marched in the southern neighbourhood of Kreuzberg. Police estimated that around 8,000 people took part in the march, while more than 5,400 police officers were securing the protest.

Thousands participate in May Day demonstrations across Germany to promote the rights of workers. The protests have historically descended into violence leading to an attempted ban on the proceedings in 2000.

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