- Title: GERMANY: May Day demonstrators fight battles with police in Hamburg
- Date: 2nd May 2011
- Summary: HAMBURG, GERMANY (MAY 1, 2011) (REUTERS) ( NIGHT SCENES) VARIOUS OF RIOT POLICE NEAR OVERGROUND STOP STERNSCHANZE POLICE USING WATER CANNONS VARIOUS OF POLICE ARRESTING DEMONSTRATORS POLICEMAN WITH DOG AND DEMONSTRATOR ARGUING POLICE WALKING ALONG STREET
- Embargoed: 17th May 2011 13:00
- Location: Germany, Germany
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Domestic Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA49SZQK382XKR66N3KIUKL9WIR
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- Story Text: After the end of an official May Day demonstration on Sunday (May 1), police used water cannon to disperse demonstrators after they tried to erect barricades and set them on fire.
A spokesman of the Hamburg police said about 20 arrests were made and another 20 were detained.
About 100 demonstrators were banned from the area.
Despite the arrests, police said they generally regarded the event as peaceful.
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