Violence as ECB protest begins in Frankfurt

Violence has marred the start of anti-austerity rallies in Frankfurt, held to coincide with the European Central Bank (ECB) opening its new headquarters. Police are expecting around 10,000 protesters to demonstrate.

Several police cars have been set on fire, with windows being smashed and demonstrators throwing stones at police ahead of the massive demonstration on Wednesday.
Authorities say at least one officer has been injured by a stone hurled by an activist, near the city’s opera house.

Organizers have accused the police of sparking the violence, saying they set up a “civil war type scenario” to provoke demonstrators.
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Source News: DW