On the eve of Germany’s May Day celebrations a group of some 200 members of the far-right NPD marched through the centre of Bremen.
Some 3,000 police were deployed to prevent them crossing paths with a 4,000-strong anti-rascist protest organised by an alliance of unions, political parties and associations.
“We had some incidents with both demonstrations, here where the NPD is, and where the DGB union march stopped. There we had one or two officers slightly injured,” said Bremen police spokesperson Henning Zanetti.
Anti-nazi protestors later blockaded the train station, so about 50 of the NPD supporters had to be bussed out of the city. Police say the few clashes were on the edges of the mostly peaceful rival marches.