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Germany: Far-right demonstration against Islamic extremism turns violent

  • Far-right demonstrators  gather in Cologne, Germany,  Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. A demonstration by German far-right groups has erupted into violence in the heart of the western city of Cologne. Police say they are using water cannons and pepper spray in an attempt to calm the situation after protesters threw bottles and fireworks at officers. Police spokesman Andre Fassbender says there are no figures on injuries or arrests yet. Some 2,000 people attended the demonstration Sunday directed against Islamic extremism. It was organized by neo-Nazi groups and members of Germany’s football hooligan scene.  (AP Photo/dpa,Caroline Seide)

    Far-right demonstrators gather in Cologne, Germany, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. A demonstration by German far-right groups has erupted into violence in the heart of the western city of Cologne. Police say they are using water cannons and pepper spray in an attempt to calm the situation after protesters threw bottles and fireworks at officers. Police spokesman Andre Fassbender says there are no figures on injuries or arrests yet. Some 2,000 people attended the demonstration Sunday directed against Islamic extremism. It was organized by neo-Nazi groups and members of Germany’s football hooligan scene. (AP Photo/dpa,Caroline Seide)  (The Associated Press)

  • A water canon sprays on demonstrators   in Cologne, Germany,  Sunday Oct. 26, 2014.  A demonstration by German far-right groups has erupted into violence in the heart of the western city of Cologne. Police say they are using water cannons and pepper spray in an attempt to calm the situation after protesters threw bottles and fireworks at officers. Police spokesman Andre Fassbender says there are no figures on injuries or arrests yet. Some 2,000 people attended the demonstration Sunday directed against Islamic extremism. It was organized by neo-Nazi groups and members of Germany’s football hooligan scene.(AP Photo/dpa,Caroline Seidel)

    A water canon sprays on demonstrators in Cologne, Germany, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. A demonstration by German far-right groups has erupted into violence in the heart of the western city of Cologne. Police say they are using water cannons and pepper spray in an attempt to calm the situation after protesters threw bottles and fireworks at officers. Police spokesman Andre Fassbender says there are no figures on injuries or arrests yet. Some 2,000 people attended the demonstration Sunday directed against Islamic extremism. It was organized by neo-Nazi groups and members of Germany’s football hooligan scene.(AP Photo/dpa,Caroline Seidel)  (The Associated Press)

  • A water canon  is used against demonstrators   in Cologne, Germany, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014.  A demonstration by German far-right groups has erupted into violence in the heart of the western city of Cologne. Police say they are using water cannons and pepper spray in an attempt to calm the situation after protesters threw bottles and fireworks at officers. Police spokesman Andre Fassbender says there are no figures on injuries or arrests yet. Some 2,000 people attended the demonstration Sunday directed against Islamic extremism. It was organized by neo-Nazi groups and members of Germany’s football hooligan scene.(AP Photo/dpa,Caroline Seidel)

    A water canon is used against demonstrators in Cologne, Germany, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. A demonstration by German far-right groups has erupted into violence in the heart of the western city of Cologne. Police say they are using water cannons and pepper spray in an attempt to calm the situation after protesters threw bottles and fireworks at officers. Police spokesman Andre Fassbender says there are no figures on injuries or arrests yet. Some 2,000 people attended the demonstration Sunday directed against Islamic extremism. It was organized by neo-Nazi groups and members of Germany’s football hooligan scene.(AP Photo/dpa,Caroline Seidel)  (The Associated Press)

A demonstration organized by German far-right groups has erupted into violence in the heart of the western city of Cologne.

Police say they are using water cannons and pepper spray in an attempt to calm the situation after protesters threw bottles and fireworks at officers.

Police spokesman Andre Fassbender says there are no figures on injuries or arrests yet.

Some 2,000 people attended Sunday's demonstration against Islamic extremism. It was organized by neo-Nazi groups and members of Germany's football hooligan scene.