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Scuffles in Berlin as left remembers murdered communist icons

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Berlin police clashed with left-wing protesters on Sunday, who were marching in memory of communist icons Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht who were murdered 102 years ago. Police said they intervened when chanting demonstrators displayed “forbidden” flags of the former East German FDJ youth movement. Scuffles broke out, a few crackers were ignited, and an undisclosed number of arrests were made, reported rbb, the Berlin region’s public broadcaster. Taking part, despite coronavirus constraints, were some 1,000 demonstrators, many wearing masks, who displayed flags of the German DKP communist party, the radical leftist Antifa, and Kurdish and Turkish organizations. Their destination was a …

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