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Anarchists arrested as Katowice hosts economic congress

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 20.04.2015 13:18
Counter-terrorist police arrested 21 anarchists in Katowice on Monday morning, with the 7th European Economic Congress getting underway in the Silesian city.
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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)

Source: IAR

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