Left Wing Violence Erupts In German Capital

Activists from the Blockupy movement stage a sit down in front of the ministry for works and pension in Berlin on September 2, 2016. 
Hundreds of demonstrators walked from two locations in central Berlin converging at the ministry in Berlin's Wilhelm strasse to protest the German governments asylum policy.  / AFP / Odd ANDERSEN        (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Berlin is once again facing violent clashes from left-wing extremists who have thrown rocks at police during a demonstration against the migrant policy of the federal government. Meant to be a protest against the migrant policies of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s federal government, the “Blockupy” protest in Berlin started with violent clashes between left-wing extremists and police. Extremists dressed purely in black are said to have sought out confrontations with police and threw rocks and other objects at the officers. The police responded with pepper spray and have since made several arrests reports Die Welt. According to police most of the violence came from demonstrators in the Potsdam square in Berlin. The group actively engaged the officers by throwing rocks at them, lighting off fireworks in their direction and shouted various slogans and insults at them. Some protesters also tried to fight with some police in an attempt to break free of a cordon that was meant to prevent them interacting with any counter-protesters.  The extremists were met with force by police who utilized pepper spray to disperse them and end the attack. Although there was clear evidence of violence on behalf of the demonstrators, the spokeswoman for the police claimed that the event