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Second weekend of 'Occupy' protests in Germany

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Second weekend of 'Occupy' protests in Germany
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Protests against banks and corporate greed took place in about a dozen German cities on Saturday.

At the ‘Occupy Berlin’ demonstration inspired by the movement in New York, police kept their eye on a mainly peaceful event. This time there was a smaller turnout of hundreds, after 10,000 people joined the Berlin protest last weekend, according to organisers.

Angry about what they say are the injustices of the financial system, they marched through the capital from Alexanderplatz square to the Brandenburg Gate.

In the country’s financial capital Frankfurt, about 2,500 people took to the streets – many outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.