The German Police Union (DPolG) said on Wednesday that future anti-Islamic marches by hooligan groups, which are planned for Berlin and Hamburg and caused chaos in Cologne on Sunday, could be banned.

"The chances that a ban on gatherings would be confirmed by the courts have increased dramatically" DPolG president Rainer Wendt told the Passauer Neue Presse.

"We must take a tougher line against hooligans, Salafists and all kinds of violent people," Wendt added.

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