Riots in Berlin leaves 120 officers injured

Far-left riot ends in multiple injuries and arrests in Berlin, Germany.

According to multiple reports, after months of tension between police and left-wing extremists, the two groups eventually crashed in Berlin.

About 3,500 people participated in the protests that began Saturday evening and lasted until Sunday morning after activists called for the demonstration protesting police operations at squatted buildings in the eastern part of the city last month.

According to multiple sources demonstrators were upset with the constant police presence outside a popular left-wing meeting point.

Approximately 1,800 police officers were sent to monitor the anti-authoritarian left-wing demonstration, which resulted in more than 120 officers being injured and 86 demonstrators being detained.

Berlin police said in a statement Sunday that protesters threw cobblestones, fireworks, bottles and that they destroyed vehicles and attacked officers.

Local police call the episode “the most aggressive and violent protests in the last five years.”