Saturday, April 4, 2009

Strasbourg Anti Nato Protests - Franco German border Post burned down

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STRASBOURG, Anti-NATO protesters set ablaze a hotel and former frontier post on the Franco-German border on Saturday and riot police fired volleys of tear gas and shock grenades to try to contain growing violence.

Hundreds of demonstrators also torched tires, smashed shop windows and ransacked a petrol station and a pharmacy.

The rioting was centered on the French side of the Bridge of Europe -- a road link over the river Rhine which connects France with Germany.

The bridge is 5 km (3 miles) from a summit center where 28 NATO leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, were meeting.

Latest:50 demonstrators requiring medical attention

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