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Germany: Left-wing protesters scuffle with police in Berlin's Neukolln01:06

Germany: Left-wing protesters scuffle with police in Berlin's Neukolln

Germany, Berlin
August 1, 2020 at 19:27 GMT -00:00 · Published

Left-wing groups clashed with police in Berlin's Neukolln neighbourhood on Saturday evening as hundreds took to the streets for a 'Defend neighbourhood culture' protest ('Kiezkultur verteidigen,' German).

Footage shows protesters in black facing off riot police officers around Berlin's Hermannstrasse.

According to local reports, between several hundred and 2,000 people from the left-wing scene gathered in the evening to protest against gentrification as well as evictions, including that of the “Syndikat” pub in Neukolln which is set to take place next week.

Several arrests have been reported during the demonstration.

Earlier on Saturday, nearly 20,000 took to the capital's streets to protest against coronavirus measures amid a recent spike in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel originally announced the measures in March, in order to curb the spread of the virus. The measures have been gradually relaxed nationwide as the number of confirmed cases decreased.

Germany: Left-wing protesters scuffle with police in Berlin's Neukolln01:06
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Left-wing groups clashed with police in Berlin's Neukolln neighbourhood on Saturday evening as hundreds took to the streets for a 'Defend neighbourhood culture' protest ('Kiezkultur verteidigen,' German).

Footage shows protesters in black facing off riot police officers around Berlin's Hermannstrasse.

According to local reports, between several hundred and 2,000 people from the left-wing scene gathered in the evening to protest against gentrification as well as evictions, including that of the “Syndikat” pub in Neukolln which is set to take place next week.

Several arrests have been reported during the demonstration.

Earlier on Saturday, nearly 20,000 took to the capital's streets to protest against coronavirus measures amid a recent spike in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel originally announced the measures in March, in order to curb the spread of the virus. The measures have been gradually relaxed nationwide as the number of confirmed cases decreased.

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