Police brace for violence at May 1st demos – The Local
In Australia, the May Day public holiday is normally celebrated by a day off, marches by the union movement, and barbeques in decent autumn weather. In Germany it is the start of spring and its association with workers rights and more general ‘rights of the people’ can lead to violence between police an protesters.
Berlin police may be relieved that neo-Nazis have cancelled their Labour Day march, but May 1st still risks seeing violent clashes between left-wing activists,
Cops using pepperspray spray inside a subway station in #Berlin tonight
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