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BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Clashes at Nato summit protests

Police have clashed with hundreds of anti-Nato protesters in Strasbourg, firing tear gas to stop a crowd getting to the city centre, reports say.

Masked protesters smashed bus shelters and set fire to rubbish bins. AFP reported around 100 arrests.

Security has been high in Strasbourg and across the German border in preparation for the summit.

Some 25,000 police are on duty to control the tens of thousands of protesters expected to attend.

Groups of youths, many wearing hoods or scarves, walked through a suburb of the city carrying banners saying: "Stop repression in London and Strasbourg".

Bus stops and vehicles were vandalised, shop windows smashed and a barricade put up on one street.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 2nd, 2009 at 04:08:51 PM EST
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