Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Berlin and Frankfurt in Germany.
Carrying a coffin, symbolising the death of capitalism, the marchers’ motto was “We won’t pay for your crisis”. Among those who took part were anti-globalisation activists, members of trade unions, environmental groups and the left-wing opposition party Die Linke. They attacked what they said was the German government’s mismanagement of the financial crisis and called for another market system, which redistributes money from the rich to the poor. The largely peaceful protest quickly turned ugly, with scuffles breaking out between riot police and protesters. Police said a number of the demonstrators were arrested.