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    A masked protester lights a smoke-bomb during the 'Revolutionary' May Day demonstration in Berlin on May 1, 2015.

    Protesters in Berlin Throw Stones, Bottles at Police Cars on May Day

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    Demonstrators promoting workers’ rights on May Day in Berlin threw stones and bottles at police cars, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Friday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — In the Kreuzberg area of Berlin many roads and several underground stations were closed as protesters took to the streets. Special police units and a helicopter were maintaining order.

    Some 45,000 people attended the Myfest street celebration in Kreuzberg, the event organizers said.

    According to Al Jazeera, one police officer was injured after protesters threw fireworks and stones at security forces during the May Day celebrations north of Berlin. Fifteen people were detained, the news outlet said.

    May 1 is a public holiday in Germany. On May Day, German people celebrate the spring weather and traditionally campaign for workers’ rights.

    • A protester wears a mask while flares are used during the 'Revolutionary' May Day demonstration in Berlin on May 1, 2015.
      A protester wears a mask while flares are used during the 'Revolutionary' May Day demonstration in Berlin on May 1, 2015.
      © AFP 2018 / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
    • A protester shows the victory sign as he marches with a banner promoting a social revolution worldwide as he takes part in the 'Revolutionary' May Day demonstration in Berlin on May 1, 2015.
      A protester shows the victory sign as he marches with a banner promoting a social revolution worldwide as he takes part in the 'Revolutionary' May Day demonstration in Berlin on May 1, 2015.
      © AFP 2018 / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
    • Flares are lit during the 'Revolutionary' May Day demonstration in Berlin on May 1, 2015.
      Flares are lit during the 'Revolutionary' May Day demonstration in Berlin on May 1, 2015.
      © AFP 2018 / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
    • Protesters hold a banner reading ' Stop G7 - Fight Capitalism, Racism and War' as they take part in the 'Revolutionary' May Day demonstration in Berlin's Kreuzberg district on May 1, 2015
      Protesters hold a banner reading ' Stop G7 - Fight Capitalism, Racism and War' as they take part in the 'Revolutionary' May Day demonstration in Berlin's Kreuzberg district on May 1, 2015
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    A protester wears a mask while flares are used during the 'Revolutionary' May Day demonstration in Berlin on May 1, 2015.
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