Right-wing protests, counter-protests staged in Cologne

Around 10,000 people gathered in protest against the far-right Hogesa group

Right-wing protests, counter-protests staged in Cologne

World Bulletin / News Desk

German police sprayed left-wing protesters with a water cannon to keep them apart from an anti-Islam demonstration by a far-right group in western Germany a.ccording to a report in Associated Press

Nearly 3,500 police in full riot gear were in Cologne on Sunday afternoon, sometimes stepping in to keep the two groups from fighting.

Close to 10,000 people — including many families waving signs reading "refugees welcome" — were protesting the demonstration Sunday by 1,000 from a group called "Hooligans against Salafists,"  in a report by the dpa news agency.

The more-radical offshoot of Dresden's anti-Islam PEGIDA group had clashed with counter-protesters last year in Cologne, injuring dozens. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ekim 2015, 10:31