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Germany: succesful militant street resistance to international Anti-Islam Congress in Köln

A few Right winged Demonstrators, thousands of police and thousands of counter-protesters clashed last Friday at the start of an "anti-Islamification congress" in Cologne, Germany. Barricades were built succesfully, railways were blockaded - 100s of right wingers from the Netherlands were not even able to leave the Cologne Airport for 9 hours... On Saturday police banned the extreme-right "anti-Islamification" rally in Cologne just as it was about to begin due to the massive clashes.
Thousands of cops everywhere in Köln
Thousands of cops everywhere in Köln
Thousands of counter-protesters everywhere in Köln :)
Thousands of counter-protesters everywhere in Köln :)
Countless barricades
Countless barricades
Last but not least - the clowns army
Last but not least - the clowns army
"The two-day event is organised by members of the far-right group Pro-Koeln (For Cologne), who were pelted with stones and paint bombs hurled by about 100 leftist activists. Scuffles also broke out between the two groups, police said.

Counter-demonstrators carried signs with slogans including "Stop the Nazi Congress -- Stop Pro Koeln" and a few scuffled with the right-wing organisers. Six leftist protesters and a right-winger were taken into police custody".

All sorts of stuff has been happening over the last few days with demonstaters blockading streets and tram stops to prevent the Anti-Islam rally from going ahead. Counter-demonstrations were called by trade unions, churches and anti-racist movements and were expected to attract between 40,000 and 60,000 people.

Several hundred opponents of the congress on Friday formed a human chain around a mosque in solidarity with the Muslim minority, which numbers more than 3 million in Germany, or 4 percent of the population. Counter-demonstrators carried signs with slogans including "Stop the Nazi Congress -- Stop Pro Koeln", while some leftist activists threw stones and paint-bombs.

Six leftist protesters and a right-winger were taken into police custody late Friday.