German police arrest 100 Salafi protesters
BERLIN - The Associated PressAbout 30 German police officers have been injured while trying to separate competing rallies by an ultra-conservative Muslim group and a small far-right march. Police in the western German city of Bonn said yesterday about 100 Salafi protesters were arrested after they started attacking security forces separating the two rallies late May 5.
They say 29 officers were injured, two of whom were hospitalized with serious wounds after being stabbed. Several hundred Muslims protested against the rally of about 30 supporters of the local far-right party Pro NRW, which has angered Muslims by showing unfavorable cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed. Similar clashes between Salafi and Pro NRW erupted last weekend, leading to the temporary arrest of 81 Salafi protesters.