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16 Amazon trucks were set on fire during Walpurgis Night in Berlin

16 Amazon trucks were set on fire during Walpurgis Night in Berlin

Police in the German capital reported that the night was “mostly trouble-free.” 3,100 officers were on duty.

According to police reports, the demonstrations on the night of May 1 in Berlin were “mostly trouble-free.” A Berlin police spokeswoman told AFP news agency on Wednesday that a total of 3,100 police officers were deployed to the five clusters in the capital on what is called Walpurgis Night. According to this, four people were arrested at the site, and in some cases “colored eggs” were thrown and fireworks were lit.

Berlin police also reported isolated attacks on emergency services, but there were no police officers injured as of midnight. Among other things, a queer feminist demonstration took place in the Friedrichshain district.

A police spokeswoman also confirmed to Agence France-Presse that 16 Amazon transportation vehicles were burned in the company's commercial parking lot in Berlin-Wittnau. The connection to May 1st could not be determined initially.

“Revolutionary Workers' Day”

On Wednesday afternoon, thousands of people want to march through Berlin's Kreuzberg and Neukölln districts in a traditional “Revolutionary May Day” demonstration. According to police, 5,000 people have registered, but officials expect more to participate.

According to police, anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements or posters are expressly prohibited at the demonstration. A total of 20 events were recorded in Berlin alone on May 1. There are more than 5,000 police officers on duty. Left-wing demonstrations are also scheduled to take place in Hamburg, Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main.

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