More than 2000 police deployed for hooligan rally in Germany

Around 2,000 police are being deployed to handle a demonstration by an estimated 500 suspected "hooligans" and neo-Nazis in the western German city of Dortmund, police reported Saturday.

Around 350 counterdemonstrators are also expected.

One of the demonstrators has already been expelled from the demonstration site for giving the banned Nazi salute, while other minor disturbances have been reported.

Police stated that participants are expected to be similar to those in the 2014 "Hooligans against Salafists" demonstration at which a number of clashes were seen in nearby Cologne.

Last update: Sat, 08/10/2016 - 17:03

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