German police fire water cannons to disperse protesters opposed to neo-Nazi march

December 12, 2015 19:07

BERLIN - German police fired water cannon to disperse stone-throwing leftist protesters who tried to block a march by neo-Nazi activists in Leipzig on Saturday.

About 1,000 anti-fascist protesters set fire to rubbish bins and wooden barricades to prevent 200 supporters of small neo-Nazi groups from marching in the city, Saechsiche Zeitung newspaper reported.

Police said several people were hurt in the violence and the situation remains tense. They did not say whether those injured were civilians or policemen.

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