West Berlin police and about 10,000 demonstrators protesting against United States intervention in Cambodia fought pitched battles on Saturday (9 May).
GV Demonstrators with Red flags
MV & SV Police (2 shots)
SV & LV Demonstrators with banners (2 shots)
SV & SCU Demonstrators marching (4 shots)
LV Police on horseback chasing demonstrators
MV & SV Police (3 shots)
MV Students throwing stones at water cannon
LV Water cannon
MV Student arrested by police
SV & MV PAN..water cannons in action (2 shots)
LV Horse lying on road with broken leg
SV Injured girl on ground
SLV Policeman shoots horse
STV Injured person on ground
SLV Students throwing stones from balcony
LV Water cannon
MV Injured student being put into ambulance
SV Students marching
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Background: West Berlin police and about 10,000 demonstrators protesting against United States intervention in Cambodia fought pitched battles on Saturday (9 May).
Police hurled tear gas and used water cannons and batons to disperse a crowd throwing stones and petrol bombs outside the heavily protected United States Cultural Centre. Two of the protesters were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds after police opened fire. The police said they used guns after being attacked while trying to make an arrest. Some 200 policemen were injured but no figures were available for the demonstrators.. Forty-four arrests were made. One police horse had both legs its front legs broken and was shot on the spot.
Despite the protection for a treble ring of barbed wire, most of the giant glass panes in front of the Cultural Centre were shattered. Red paint spattered the remaining windows.
Earlier, demonstrators had marched through the city waving red flags and shouting "Nixon -- fascists -- how many babies did you kill today?" and "Americans out of Indo-China."