|German police defend tactics at far-right protest|
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GERMAN POLICE DEFEND TACTICS
BERLIN — German police say they were well-prepared for a far-right protest that erupted into violence in the western city of Cologne, resulting in 49 officers being injured Sunday.
Wolfgang Albers, the city’s chief of police, defended his officers’ tactics Monday after conservative lawmakers accused police of underestimating the situation.
Some 4,000 neo-Nazis attended the demonstration, organized by a group calling itself “Hooligans against Salafis” and ostensibly aimed against Islamic extremism.
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