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Violence erupts in Germany as protesters defend cultural center

Germany Hamburg Riots

BERLIN (AP) - German police say 22 officers have been injured in clashes with protesters opposed to the eviction of a left-wing cultural center in the northern city of Hamburg.

More than 7,000 people demonstrated Saturday against the eviction of the Rote Flora center, a squatted former theater in the city's Schanzenviertel area.

Hamburg police said some of the protesters began hurling objects at the 2,000 officers shortly after the demonstration began.

They said an unspecified number of protesters were also injured.

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David A. Kelly December 21 2013 at 11:38 PM

Could they possible tell any less about what happened? This seems like a story that deserves more than 4 sentences. It looks more like the author was watching the TV news with the sound off, reading the news anchor's lips, while scratching out this poor excuse for an article!

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Kate David A. Kelly December 22 2013 at 12:40 AM

I agree. That was about the most classic example of a non-article that I have seen in a long time.

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ipreferblondemen December 22 2013 at 1:54 AM

Hey AOL, this may come as a surprise but there are those of us who care more about real world news than celebrity nonsense. And I'm sick of Huffington post with their sensationalized headlines trying to entice us to click. I don't click, but google the info elsewhere.

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jrgumshoe ipreferblondemen December 22 2013 at 2:45 AM

Amen to that! And they are getting really bad at not posting your comments do to their
own ideologies.

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dogwoodvision ipreferblondemen December 22 2013 at 3:45 AM

Yes, and i don;t care about a daily update on the latest homosexual news and rumor.

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a.jackson49 December 22 2013 at 2:09 AM

If u all would look up the Rote Flora center you would see that it has been taken over by Squatter's. Un-documented immigrants. As a foreigner in Singapore it would not fly. Don't see what religion has to do with it. I have worked all over the world and try this in any Middle Eastern or Asian country and you get deported. ( In Saudi your Head Lobbed off ) If you are not documented then go home. U want to live harmoniously with your neighbors then isn't it only fair that they also work harmoniously with u.

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a.jackson49 a.jackson49 December 22 2013 at 2:50 AM

SINGAPORE: Due process had been given to the 57 undocumented foreign workers who were repatriated following the December 8 riot at Little India, said Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah.

She said that repatriation orders fall under the executive function of the government.

Ms Indranee added that the process had been carefully considered, with extensive interviews and investigation.
: Note, What happened in Germany would not happen here. I am an X-pat and my wife is Chinese Singaporean. For those of you who fail to understand what does not belong to you just doesn't belong to you. Pretty simple. Go the legal route in accordance with the laws of the country you wish to visit / work in. Attack the police force is an insult to any country you are in. Why not go to North Korea ? Am sure they would welcome u with open arms.

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c.rosing28 a.jackson49 December 22 2013 at 4:52 AM

I AGREE with that! a PERFECT solution!

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c.rosing28 a.jackson49 December 22 2013 at 4:57 AM

so TRUE!

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ROBERT C MOLDEN December 22 2013 at 2:48 AM

Wish I knew the REAL Facts!

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c.rosing28 ROBERT C MOLDEN December 22 2013 at 5:59 AM

me too!

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Barry Pearson December 21 2013 at 7:51 PM

No content to fully understand what is happening. How did this story get to
print in the first place? What left wingers? who are these people and what
do they represent that seems to be a conflict? Help us understand....HELP!

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catofx9 Barry Pearson December 21 2013 at 8:07 PM

Amen Brother...what kind of journalism is this?

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laplane Barry Pearson December 21 2013 at 8:35 PM

right, barry! a bit of googling produced a number of articles, which add a bit more background. here's one url: florableibt.blogsport.de/english/.

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martinisf December 22 2013 at 5:26 AM

I agree...2,000 police people involved and hardly anything written. Can I have another news service other than Huffington? They seem to focus on things like the Kardashion people or however you spell it which is total silliness. I don't even know who they are.

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findrobin martinisf December 22 2013 at 6:37 AM

Huffington post used to be an informative and great news piece to read then, aol took over and it turn to pure grap with a liberal onesided agenda. BULLCRAP.

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agram21 findrobin December 22 2013 at 7:17 AM

You have it backwards, Huff Post always lefties and aol isn,t sh.. since they bought them. No REAL news anymore, more PC crap then I want to read.

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c.rosing28 martinisf December 22 2013 at 6:44 AM

there is no business like show business!

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Robert & Lisa December 22 2013 at 6:02 AM

We need to fix our broken education system by giving the money used to educate our children to the parents to give to the school of their choice. The good schools and teachers will prosper and the bad ones will go out of business.

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Zoe Robert & Lisa December 22 2013 at 7:50 AM

How long do you expect that to take, the good schools and teachers prospering, and the bad ones going out of business? I guess the schools should all go to a for-profit model, then, and you're in favor of increasing teacher's salaries???

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Robert & Lisa Zoe December 22 2013 at 9:48 AM

Good private schools would spring up all across the country in a few years with the best teachers making in 6 figure incomes. The students will learn more and the teachers will have an incentive to teach well.

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c.rosing28 Zoe December 22 2013 at 10:56 AM

first there are no "bad" teachers! education is a very hard and challenging job.
we must correct the main mistake in our education system.
every child needs to learning and being good in everything. math, sport, history, physics ... and so on.
to fix our education system, we should find out the talents and interests of our kids in a very young age and foster them.
general education is important too, but it should not come first.

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rikastanek December 22 2013 at 6:53 AM

Those of you that think it is ok to throw anything at a police officer should have the same done to you. You people would be the 1st to yell the loudest and ask for action. All illegals have no right to invade another country and should be sent back at once. Illegal is what it means illegal and no other definition . So wake up and do twist the meaning bozo.

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user349842 rikastanek December 22 2013 at 7:59 AM

Oh yes, and the British were thinking the same thing back in 1776!

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lp527 December 21 2013 at 11:37 PM

Violence at a protest? The Police must have showed up.

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Konrad December 21 2013 at 7:24 PM

Sounds like occupy wall street is branching out.

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