‘Blockupy’ Protests Break Out in Frankfurt as ECB Opens New Building

March 18, 2015 3:14 PM

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FRANKFURT—Violence erupted in parts of Germany’s financial capital Wednesday alongside demonstrations timed to disrupt the inauguration of the European Central Bank’s new headquarters.

Thousands of activists descended on Frankfurt to protest against austerity, some of whom set cars alight or shattered glass near the new building. By noon, police had detained about 350 protesters and arrested five, a police spokeswoman said. At least 90 police and firefighters were injured by stone...

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