Anti-austerity violence mars opening of ECB’s new HQ

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Street clashes during protests against the European Central Bank injure 14 German policemen and 21 anti-capitalist protesters, according to police and rally organisers. Duration: 01:21

Anti-austerity violence mars opening of ECB's new HQ

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URGENT ¥¥¥ 14 police, 21 protesters hurt in ECB riots: police, rally organisers

FRANKFURT, March 18, 2015 (AFP) – Street clashes during protests against the European Central Bank on Wednesday injured 14 German police and 21 anti-capitalist protesters, said police and rally organisers.

Police in the banking capital of Frankfurt also said they had made 16 arrests by 2:30 pm (1330 GMT), mostly on charges of disturbing the peace and arson after seven police cars were set ablaze.

Police said 80 of their officers had been hurt by an irritant gas, but were back on duty, while Blockupy protest organisers said on Twitter that 107 demonstrators were hurt by tear gas and pepper spray.

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