Tamil Diplomat

Leftist protesters clash with police outside far-right party conference in Germany; 125 arrested

Over 120 people were detained in the southern German town of Weinheim after protesters clashed with police outside a far-right NPD party conference, which opened on Saturday.

More than 1,000 leftist activists gathered in Weinheim to protest the party congress of the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD), which has been accused of xenophobia and far-right extremism

Police had blocked the streets near the venue of the congress, but anti-fascist protesters tried to break through the cordon and threw stones at police officers. Police responded with rubber truncheons and pepper spray.