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Riot in Basel after squatter eviction

National News // Aug. 24, 2017

A riot broke out in Basel last night as police tried to evict squatters from a building.

ProductOfSpain Riot in Basel after squatter eviction

Around 200 people gathered to stop the eviction – throwing fireworks and missiles at police.

A barrier was built along Erlenstrasse and police used rubber bullets to try to break up the demonstration.

One officer was wounded and treated in hospital – seven rioters were arrested and then released, according to Basel City Police. 

Tags: Basel, riot, police

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