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Demonstrations in the Federal Republic of Germany: Context, Police Strategies and Guiding Rules for Police Tactics

NCJ Number
Police Studies Volume: 12 Issue: 2 Dated: (Summer 1989) Pages: 51-58
H P Ludwig
Date Published
8 pages
An increase in the number of public demonstrations, as well as in the amount of violence associated with such demonstrations, has led the police of the Federal Republic of Germany to develop new techniques to handle such events.
These include better cooperation with demonstration organizers, strategies for deescalation, and an increased ability to locate and remove a small number of people who may wish to use an otherwise peaceful demonstration for violent or criminal purposes. 2 tables, 1 note. (Publisher abstract)