Protesters in Berlin outnumber far-right supporters

Approximately 20,000 people, including members of the Berlin club community, gathered on Sunday for counter demonstrations, as Resident Advisor writes.

Far-right supporters were outnumbered by protesters. According to police estimates, the march, run by the German political party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), attracted 5,000 supporters. There were around 20,000 anti-AfD protesters, made up of at least 13 separate counter demonstrations.

At least 2,000 police were on hand to watch over the demonstrations, which moved through Berlin’s city centre. Local police said on Twitter that they had to use pepper spray to stop demonstrators from trying to break down barriers separating the rallies.