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Anti-capitalist protests seen from above in Germany

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Groups of protestors from the Blockupy movement are seperated by policemen on June 1, in Frankfurt, Germany, during a demonstration to coincide with the 15th birthday of the ECB. Anti-austerity demontrastions are organised today in Lisbon and Madrid too.

The Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany — German police and thousands of anti-capitalist protesters are engaged in a standoff near the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

Police in Germany's financial capital say about 7,000 protesters have gathered after officers encircled a group of about 200 to 300 people for refusing to remove face masks.

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Protestors from the Blockupy movement are sprayed by policemen on June 1, in Frankfurt, Germany.