Clashes between police and "Blockupy" protesters in Frankfurt, Germany

Clashes are taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, between police and “Blockupy” protesters. There have been reports of running battles between police and protesters, a police vehicle set on fire, and police are using tear gas and water cannon to try to disperse the crowd. The protests are against the inauguration of the European Central Bank’s new office. Travellers should avoid the areas where the civil disturbances are taking place now.