At a demonstration against the AfD party conference in Offenburg, there were clashes between participants and the police. Three officers and two participants were injured, the police said. Three of them - a police officer and the two participants - were then examined in the hospital. In the meantime, there was a fire at one point - 20 officers were slightly injured, but remained on duty.
During the clashes, a person sprayed several police officers with a fire extinguisher, a police statement said. As a dpa reporter reported, officials used batons against demonstrators to stop the protest march. At the same time, the participants were asked via loudspeaker to remain peaceful.
The police established the identity of over 400 participants. In more than 200 cases there was a referral, as the police reported late on Saturday evening in Offenburg. It can temporarily expel a person from a place or temporarily ban him from a place to prevent disturbance.
Several suspects were identified. The allegations are serious breach of the peace, resistance to law enforcement officials and bodily harm. Participants in the demonstration had rejected any offers of cooperation, the police reported. She also accused participants of physically attacking officials. There is now a special investigative team.