Germany: Left-wing extremists assault television crew, some hospitalised

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Left-wing extremists assaulted a television crew in Berlin on May Day, resulting in a number of injuries, some severe enough to require hospitalisation.

The attack took place in the Kreuzberg district on Friday evening. A team of seven, including three security guards, from the satirical news programme Heute-Show (Today Show), which airs on Germany’s channel ZDF, had been filming as hundreds of demonstrators marched in the area. The march was held in violation of the ongoing lockdown in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The demonstrators shouted chants against the police and threw smoke bombs as officers attempted to disperse the crowd, according to a report by Die Welt.

Although it is illegal in Germany to wear a mask in a demonstration, authorities relented on this regulation on Friday as a coronavirus prevention measure.

After filming, the crew was on their way back to their vehicles when between fifteen and…

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