Protests in Cologne, Germany

Competing protests occurred today at Cologne's main train station. Police cancelled the protest of the far-right groups after objects and firecrackers were thrown. Water cannon was used to disperse the crowd.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the tensions over the New Year's Eve incidents in which women were attacked at the main train station allegedly by middle-eastern men. To minimize safety risk, avoid any areas where there are large gatherings of people and avoid protests. Peaceful situations can quickly escalate and become violent.

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