Anarchists arrested as Katowice hosts economic congress
PR dla Zagranicy
Counter-terrorist police arrested 21 anarchists in Katowice on Monday morning, with the 7th European Economic Congress getting underway in the Silesian city.
A group of masked protesters dressed in black had occupied an abandoned townhouse on Sunday evening, hitching up a banner and blaring out music from the building.
Police attempted to negotiate with the demonstrators after complaints were lodged.
With no breakthrough by 6 am, counter-terrorist officers stormed the building.
The demonstrators reportedly hurled bricks, bottles and other objects at the officers.
However, the so-called Alliance of Anarchist Groups (Alians Grup Anarchistycznych) claimed on their Facebook page that their action was ''peaceful’’ and that it was the police that had resorted to violence. (nh)