Violent Clashes in Hamburg at Anti-war Rally

Politics | March 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

An anti-US war demonstration by thousands of high school students led to violent clashes with police in Hamburg, resulting in the arrest of scores of protestors, DPA reported Monday.

Police were forced to deploy water cannons after students began to pelt security forces with stones, a police spokesman said.

Several people were detained, according to the police official.The altercations began after a group of the demonstrators tried drift away from the planned protest route, attempting to access the Hamburg-based US Consulate General.

Some 20,000 demonstrators took part in the march, voicing their opposition to the American war in Iraq.
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