Thousands of police officers were deployed to control a series of demonstrations in Berlin on Saturday, May 7. Far-right groups organized a protest under the banner, “Merkel must go.” The demonstrators had taken issue with what they described as the chancellor’s “open door” immigration policy.
A series of counter-demonstrations also took place, including a “Nazi-free” rally in the German capital.
Deutsche Welle reported that almost 2,000 police officers were deployed to keep control of the demonstrations.
This video shows police struggling to keep opposing demonstrators apart. Credit: Alex Poucher