A far-right group has staged a protest outside a Berlin mosque against what it says is the "Islamisation" of Germany. The protesters brandished a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed in a move likely to spark widespread anger.

Hundreds of police were braced for clashes on Saturday when around 50 members of the Pro Deutschland group displayed the provocative cartoon alongside banners reading "Stop Islamisation."

A police spokesman said around 100 far-left and anti-Nazi activists staged a counter-protest nearby, with fears the two sides could descend into violence.

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