Breach of the peace charges weighed after New Year’s riots in Leipzig

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Police are pondering charges of a breach in the peace following riots amid New Year’s celebrations in the east of the German city of Leipzig. About half an hour after midnight on Saturday, reports of burning objects at an intersection were received, police said. Hundreds of people had gathered in the city street called Eisenbahnstra├če. One group threw things at police officers and vehicles. The situation was confusing, but was under control again around 2 am (0100 GMT), a police spokesperson said. There were no injuries. There had already been riots in the same street in mid-December. Before m…

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