A mass of 600 people stormed through central Leipzig on Thursday evening, attacking local government buildings, smashing shop windows, destroying police vehicles and spray painting anti-fasacist slogans along the way.
Police reported that the group gathered at the state court and grew in numbers as they moved towards Augustusplatz, the largest square in the city.
Police later found large numbers of graffiti slogans including “it was murder” (possibly a reference to the violent death of an Eritrean asylum seeker in Dresden on Monday), “Stop Pegida”, “ANTIFA” (anti-fascists) and “stop deportations”.
Along the route, members smashed storefronts, including a hairdresser and a bank, ripped up traffic signs from the pavement and threw them onto the street, and let off fireworks and smoke bombs.
When police patrol cars approached, hooded people began throwing rocks at them.
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