Violence broke out in central Frankfurt on Monday evening when left-wing demonstrators attacked a small Pegida demonstration, leading to serious clashes with the police.

The violence took place at the end of a demonstration by anti-Islamic movement Pegida which was attended by around 80 people and took place peacefully in any area cordoned off by the police, the Frankfurter Rundschau reported.

But when the police allowed the march to head in the direction of the central train station, it was attacked by a group of around 1,000 activists who had turned up to protest against the anti-Islam movement.

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