BRUTAL riots erupted on the streets of Berlin on Friday as police clashed with Antifa anti-police brutality protestors.
The violence sparked arrests as clashes broke out at the east Berlin rally on Friday night. The demonstration was a protest against the European Police Congress, which will meet in Berlin next week, according to the German website focus.de. The group is an anti-fascist movement who oppose the rise of neo-Nazi sentiment in Germany.
A video of the clashes was uploaded on Russian state broadcaster RT’s YouTube page.
The footage shows protestors light flares and wave banners before the demonstrations turned violent as skirmishes broke out.
Police can be seen brawling with and kettling protestors before escorting some of them away.
Taking to the comments section of the clip, users posted their thoughts.
One said: “France will fall next, the real people of France are gonna take their country back.”
Someone else wrote: “Poor little violent babies. They can dish it out, but can’t take it.”
Another viewer said: “Why we keep fighting amongst ourselves, other countries are growing stronger and waiting.”
The Antifa movement in Germany is composed of multiple far-left, autonomous, militant anti-fascist groups and individuals, who usually use the abbreviation Antifa.
It takes its name from the historical Antifaschistische Aktion.
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