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06 Sep 2020 | 03:53 PM UTC

Germany: Police clash with protests in Leipzig (Saxony) September 5

Germany News Alert

Police clash with protesters in third consecutive night in Leipzig (Saxony) on September 5; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/6/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Leipzig

Event

Police clashed with protesters in Saxony (Leipzig) for the third consecutive night on Saturday, September 5, amid unrest that broke out after police cleared out two squats. Protesters set fire to bins and built barricades in the Connewitz area of the city. At least 11 officers were injured as protesters threw stones and fireworks at police.

Further protests are possible in Leipzig over the near term. A heightened security presence and associated disruptions to transportation are likely around any protests.

Advice

Individuals in Leipzig are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities

 

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