More than 50 police officers were injured and more than 250 protesters were arrested after die traditional marches on May 1st in Berlin had become violent, divided die German police union on Sunday with.
More than 20 different marches took place in the German capital yesterday, of which die the vast majority were peaceful. A left march of 8,000 people through die Districts of Neukölln and Kreuzberg, where it in Clashes, which have been frequent in recent decades, have become violent. Protesters threw bottles and stones at officials and burned rubbish bins and wooden plaques in the streets.
“We don’t have final numbers, however in With regard to more than 50 injured colleagues and more than 250 prisoners, it is clear that we were far from a peaceful day at work, “said Stefan Kilm, deputy head of the Berlin police union die German news agency dpa.
Condemned the throwing of bottles and stones and the burning of roadblocks on the streets, Kilm said: “These are clear indications that this is not about political expression but a violation of the right of assembly to commit serious crimes.”
Due to the high number of coronavirus cases there are currently in most parts of Germany closed at night. However, political protests and religious gatherings are exempt from curfew.
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