Far-right march leads to German clashes

2012-06-02 22:02

Berlin - German police say leftists activists have clashed with police and far-right supporters during duelling demonstrations in the northern port city of Hamburg.

Several police were injured during the melee, which saw the leftists set fire to barricades and use pyrotechnics, bottles and stones to attack police and the far-right demonstrators.

Both marches on Saturday attracted hundreds of people.

Police spokesperson Sandra Levgruen says the leftists tried to stop the far-right rally by erecting barricades and setting them ablaze. Officers used water cannons to extinguish the blazes and keep the leftists in check.

Separately, police say more than 10 000 people followed a call by unions and major parties to demonstrate peacefully in the city centre against the far-right march.

More than 1 000 officers were on duty to keep the protests in check.

  • Chris - 2012-06-02 22:33

    Left wing terrorists setting cities alight, and yet try claim the moral highground over the people whose taxes keep europe afloat....disgusting.

  • Fawzia - 2012-06-02 23:09

    i thought it only happened in S. Africa. Welcome to the world.!!!

      Grant - 2012-06-03 08:21

      I am visiting in Germany right now and this news scares the hell out of me. Frankly I would rather deal with mainstream racial tension in SA than to be a victim of fringe right-wing aggression in Germany.

  • Ted - 2012-06-03 02:05

    @chris.summers. Right wing extremists are usually good-for-nothing scumbugs on the fringes of mainline society who spent little time working for the common good but for their very warped ideologies. They are usually on unemployment benefits and do not pay a lot of taxes. They do drugs, tattoos (no offense to tasteful small tattoos), and have nothing else to think about but an extreme and destructive delusion of how better they are to the rest of us. Here you see them in three places only: in the AWB, WK and some on this forum.

      Chris - 2012-06-03 03:35

      Your opinion on right right-wing extremists is noted, now explain to me how their counterparts on the socialist side are any better, taking into account recent history, Bader-Meinhoff, Red Army Faction and so on. Your attempt at painting all nationalist germans as unemployed dregs on society is laughable at best, how about you substantiate your claims of them all being tatooed druggies with independantly researched source material. Furthermore, you should remember that even a "good-for-nothing" in germany more than likely has a FAR better education than the majority of SA OBE matrics, nevermind the apprenticeship programs that serve to integrate them into the workforce. I think it is high time for Germany to throw off the shackles of WW2, they have paid their penance many times over, and now they must start to look after their own for a change. I think it is high time for Germany and certain other countries (such as France for one) to embrace a more nationalist way of thinking, and resurrect pride for their countries. As a matter of fact I think that a Franco-german alliance forcefully taking over the continental euro-zone would be a great solution to the current financial crisis

      michael.i.wright - 2012-06-03 04:47

      Ted, you really need to look somewhere other than Hollywood for your world view.

      Tax - 2012-06-03 05:37

      Ted when you've finished banging your maid please take some time to research how immigrants are destroying Europe.

      Whitemist Blackmist - 2012-06-03 07:33

      Ted, there is no perfect race, genetically we are so mixed up with African and Jewish ancestors, and the ones aware of this in their families, become more Extreme and very Right-wing to cover up their family secrets...word of advice: Relax and start living instead of hiding, you only have one life and the clock is ticking..

      Whitemist Blackmist - 2012-06-03 07:43

      europe was a piss and crap, desease infested, murderous, thieving, horrible place, then add Nazism and more murder, however with immigration it has become a better place...we are so lucky that we came to Africa...lets enjoy it...if you are not go back to your France or Germany..nobody is holding you hostage to stay in Africa..

  • safrikaan - 2012-06-04 15:57

    Talk about attacking an ideology. This comes across as rancid right wing propaganda in its wording.

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