Demonstrations in Cologne, Germany, by anti-Islamist groups

In Cologne, Germany, demonstrations are taking place by anti-Islamist groups. Simultaneously, counter-protesters are opposing the far-right groups. There is a heavy police presence to prevent confrontations between the two groups, and police have used water cannon to control the rally.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the tensions between anti-Islamist and anti-fascist groups in Germany. To minimize safety risk, avoid any area of a large public gathering, rally or march. These situations can unexpectedly and quickly escalate and become violent. Violent clashes did occur last year during a similar demonstration in Cologne.

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