Thousands of Police Deployed in Berlin Amid Tense Protests

StoryfulPublished: June 30, 2017
Published: June 30, 2017

Thousands of police officers were deployed to control a series of demonstrations in Berlin on Saturday, May 7. Far-right groups organized a protest under the banner, “Merkel must go.” The demonstrators had taken issue with what they described as the chancellor’s “open door” immigration policy.A series of counter-demonstrations also took place, including a “Nazi-free” rally in the German capital.Deutsche Welle reported that almost 2,000 police officers were deployed to keep control of the demonstrations.This video shows police struggling to keep opposing demonstrators apart.

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