Frankfurt in flames: Anti-austerity protesters burn police cars and clash with riot cops at opening of European Central Bank’s new HQ

A police spokesman said one officer was injured by stones thrown near the city’s Alte Oper opera house

Three police cars have been set alight and two officers injured as authorities confronted anti-austerity protesters trying to blockade the inauguration ceremony for the European Central Bank’s new headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

Several thousand riot officers pursued what they said was a minority of violence-minded activists as the bulk of protesters conducted themselves peacefully ahead of a rally in the city’s main square. Some blocked bridges across the Main River or streets.

Police said one officer was injured by stones thrown near the city’s Alte Oper opera house, several private vehicles were burned overnight, and two police cars were set on fire at a police station in the city center. A third police vehicle smoldered a block from the ECB…

Many more pictures at the link.

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  • Thugs. Their alleged social or economic concerns are always just pretexts for street violence and mayhem.

    • Frau Katze

      Yet no one call them out over it. The media’s in hysterics over PEGIDA — this will be ignored completely.