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Anti-capitalism protests turn violent in Germany

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 01:19

March 30 - Violence erupts in Frankfurt during Europe-wide anti-capitalism day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: About 3,000 demonstrators took to the streets in Frankfurt Saturday in a Europe-wide day of protest against capitalism. According to the organizers, the M31 network of left-wing groups from different European countries, similar demonstrations took part in 15 other European countries. Angry protesters, waving flags and shouting obscenities at the watching police, marched through Frankfurt city towards the ECB (European Central bank) and further on to the construction site of the new ECB building in the eastern part of the city. The first scuffles between the police and the demonstrators started already in downtown Frankfurt. Stones were thrown and as well as flares and bags with paint. One person was injured and a shop window smashed according to the police. But the situation calmed down soon afterwards, when the police surrounded the demonstrators and checked their identities.

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Anti-capitalism protests turn violent in Germany

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 01:19