Violence breaks out at right-wing rock concert in eastern Germany

Leipzig (dpa) – Crowds at a right-wing rock concert in eastern Germany threw cups of beer at police and journalists and sprayed them with a fire extinguisher, police said on Sunday. Six people are being investigated for damage to property, sedition, verbal abuse and violations of weapons law, they said. Police are also investigating reports of banned symbols and shouts of “Sieg Heil” (Hail Victory), a phrase commonly used by the Nazis. According to the police, about 500 people attended the right-wing concert and meeting in the town of Ostritz on Saturday evening. About 300 police officers were present. There was also a parallel Ostritz Peace Festival against right-wing extremism, attended by more than 2,000 people.

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