Fury over Europe's economic crisis sees May Day protests turn violen
MAY Day protesters clashed with riot police in Germany, Turkey and Greece yesterday, while thousands of people angry at their governments' responses to the global financial crisis took to the streets in France and Spain.
Rising unemployment has added intensity to May Day marches as last year's market crash and banking meltdown roll into the wider economy.
In Berlin and Hamburg, scattered violence erupted in the early hours, leaving more than 50 riot police injured. Some 200 demonstrators chanting anti-capitalism slogans threw bottles and stones at riot police in Berlin, and set fire to five cars. Police also clashed with the leftists ahead of a far-right rally.