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North Rhine-Westphalia's interior minister wants to ban future violent far-right and hooligan demonstrations, following chaotic scenes in Cologne on Sunday in which 44 police officers were injured.

Ralf Jäger told journalists in Düsseldorf on Monday that the authorities "must convince the courts to forbid such demonstrations in future."

"This was no political demonstration, but a platform for violence," he added.


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