Mayor slams protesters as Leipzig cleans up after two nights of riots

The mayor of the eastern German city of Leipzig condemned violence against police on Saturday, as the city woke up after the second night of rioting sparked by the clearing of a house occupied by squatters.”You don’t free up space to live by attacking police officers and setting barricades on fire,” said Mayor Burkhard Jung as police bagged up cobblestones they said were thrown at them by protesters late on Friday and into the early hours of Saturday.The demonstrations started after police evacuated a house occupied by a group of squatters since August 21. They were protesting against gentrifi…

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