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Germany: Counter protesters splash far-right in Spree display01:45

Germany: Counter protesters splash far-right in Spree display

Germany, Berlin
May 27, 2018 at 12:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

Far-right counter protesters took to the waterways of the Spree in Berlin on Sunday to oppose a march of AfD supporters in the city.

Protesters chanted songs and waved banners in a mostly carnival atmosphere as the navigated the river.

More than 2,000 police officers from across Germany have been drafted into the capital to prevent violence.

After the 2017 federal elections, the far-right AfD secured 94 seats in the German parliament, becoming the third largest grouping and largest opposition party to Angela Merkel’s coalition government.

Germany: Counter protesters splash far-right in Spree display01:45
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Far-right counter protesters took to the waterways of the Spree in Berlin on Sunday to oppose a march of AfD supporters in the city.

Protesters chanted songs and waved banners in a mostly carnival atmosphere as the navigated the river.

More than 2,000 police officers from across Germany have been drafted into the capital to prevent violence.

After the 2017 federal elections, the far-right AfD secured 94 seats in the German parliament, becoming the third largest grouping and largest opposition party to Angela Merkel’s coalition government.

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