Clashes after squatter demonstration in Berlin

More than 3.000 left-wing protesters demonstrated against an upcoming eviction of one of the last squats in the center of Berlin next Wednesday. Around 1.000 riot-cops and water-cannons were deployed. At the end of the demonstration rioting broke out. Several dozen people were arrested; several more people were wounded – mostly due to police violence (batons and tear gas were used). One press photographer was taken to hospital.

Many protesters chanted also slogans in support of the Egypt uprising.

For the eviction upcoming Wednesday the police will deploy more than 2.000 riot-cops, water guns, helicopters as well as special police forces.

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