Police Barricade European Central Bank Ahead of Protests

March 17, 2015 4:06 PM

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Police in Frankfurt, Germany, have put up barricades and barbed wire around the headquarters of the European Central Bank as they brace for potentially violent demonstrations against government austerity and capitalism.

The Blockupy alliance says activists plan to try to blockade the new headquarters of the ECB ahead of a ceremony Wednesday inaugurating the building, and to disrupt what they term capitalist business as usual.

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