BERLIN – At least one police officer was injured in Berlin on Saturday when around 500 activists shouting “Nazis out” clashed with an equal number of far-right activists marking the 31st anniversary of the prison suicide of Nazi convict Rudolf Hess.
Many of the far-right activists, clad in red and white, hoisted the red, white and black flag of Hitler’s Third Reich. One group carried a sign that proclaimed, “I regret nothing: National Socialists Berlin.”
“There were reports of injuries when some stones and bottles were thrown by counter demonstrators at the far-right demonstrators,” Berlin police spokesman Thilo Cablitz told Reuters. “At least one police officer was injured. But the event is still going on and we’re still compiling the numbers.”