Football fans and neo-Nazis clash with police in Cologne | World news | The Guardian

Police in riot gear used batons, pepper spray and water canons to contain the situation and made six arrests. A police union spokesperson told Die Welt that they were dealing with a new phenomenon inside the German football hooligan scene which could become highly dangerous.Earlier this month, the northern German cities of Hamburg and Celle had seen violent clashes between Kurds and Salafists, fuelled by the ongoing conflicts in Syria and northern Iraq.At about 7pm, a police spokesperson said that they were managing to calm down the situation and that most of the protesters were leaving the city by train.

 

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