Protests overshadow Euro Central Bank HQ opening in Frankfurt

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Frankfurt is now home to a new headquarters for the European Central Bank, but the unveiling was overshadowed by violent protests blocking the inauguration. CCTV’s Rachelle Akuffo filed this report.

Protests overshadow Euro Central Bank HQ opening in Frankfurt

Protests overshadow Euro Central Bank HQ opening in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is now home to a new headquarters for the European Central Bank, but the unveiling was overshadowed by violent protests blocking the inauguration. CCTV's Rachelle Akuffo filed this report.

Highlight:

  • Hundreds of demonstrators from the anti-capitalist group Blockupy and German worker’s unions protested on Wednesday to voice concerns over the ECB’s austerity measures.
  • Anti-austerity protests turned violent and close to 100 people were injured, authorities detained around 350 protesters.