A demonstration against the ban of the platform "linksunten.Indymedia" went off the rails in leipzig this evening. Masked demonstrators repeatedly set off bombs and bengalos.
In addition, they tore paving stones from the ground and smashed the glass of a tramway shelter and car windows. When a hail of stones and bottles flew at police cars at an intersection in the southern suburbs, the demo came to a halt.
"At the moment when crimes are committed, one can no longer speak of the peaceful course of an event," said leipzig police spokeswoman silvaine reiche. Six police officers were injured. The reason for the demonstration was the negotiation on the ban of "linksunten".Indymedia" at the federal administrative court next week.