Protesters spark up fireworks as Berlin May Day looms

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Thousands of protesters poured onto Berlin's streets on Thursday evening, in the lead up to May 1. Around 2,500 protesters took part in the march, with several lighting fireworks and flares. One man was said to have been beaten up during the protest, but no clashes were reported. After three hours, the demonstration ended in the Eberswalder Strasse without further reported incidents.