Violent clashes at neo-Nazi rally in Germany, 700 arrested
Violent clashes between anti-Nazi protesters and the far-right at a neo-Nazi rally in Hamburg left 38 police injured, 700 arrested and €1.5 million worth of damage.
Around 10,000 opponents of the neo-Nazis gathered in Hamburg to protest at a neo-Nazi rally. Alarbiya
reported 4,400 police officers were deployed to keep the peace, but violence escalated out of control, leaving 38 police officers injured.
Skinheads confronted the protesters from the far-left who erected barricades from trash cans which they then set alight to prevent the far-right from passing. RT
reported police became embroiled in the violence when they turned water cannons on the flames and themselves became the targets of stones and bottles.
In May Digital Journal
reported riots broke out in the German city of Bonn between the far-right Pro NRW party and Germany's Salafists, leading to an Islamist calling for the death of Pro NRW party members.
The economic crisis spreading across Europe, coupled with the increase in immigration, has led to a burgeoning growth of far-right populism in France, Greece, Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Hungary and Austria.