Violence mars German New Year’s celebrations in Leipzig and Dresden

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Police in Germany are tallying the damage, seeking suspects and weighing legal action after clashes and criminal behaviour marred the New Year’s holiday as 2022 broke. Police in the eastern city of Leipzig are pondering charges of a breach in the peace following riots amid New Year’s celebrations. 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’s east: One group threw things at police officers and vehicles. The situation was confusing, but was under control again around 2 am (01…

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