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Aggressive mob in Frankfurt attacks police

Police in the city of Frankfurt, Germany, said police were attacked by a crowd of 500 to 800 on Saturday evening "for no apparent reason".

Published: November 5, 2020, 8:31 am

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    At around 10:45 pm on Saturday in Frankfurt, people started throwing stones, bottles and eggs at a passing police car. Very quickly, the clashes became violent, and a crowd of 500 to 800 people “not respecting the instructions concerning the Coronavirus” found themselves assaulting the main police station in the city with eggs and bottles, explained police in a statement released on Sunday.

    Nine people were arrested, but eight had to be released for lack of evidence, she said. This is the second evening of clashes with groups which appear to “spontaneously unite against the police,” Frankfurt Police Chief Gerhard Bereswil said, adding that such conduct could not be tolerated.

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