Saturday, June 1, 2013

Frankfurt 'Blockupy' protesters clash with police for second day

German police used pepper spray and batons against anti-capitalist demonstrators from the Blockupy movement on Saturday during a second day of protests against Europe's austerity policies.

Around 7,000 protesters joined an initially peaceful march through Frankfurt, Germany's financial capital. Many brandished signs with slogans that read "Make love, not war" and "IMF - get out of Greece".

Small groups of masked protesters then hurled stones and smoke bombs at the police who responded with force. Several protesters and police officers were hurt.