May 16 - German police arrest protesters as they throw paint at officers during an operation to clear the Occupy camp in front of the European Central Bank building. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION German police have arrested a number of anti-capitalist protesters outside the European Central Bank's headquarters after they threw paint at officers trying to clear a make-shift Occupy camp. The police moved in after some 200 protesters angry at the way the financial crisis is affecting many people defied a request to leave their camp outside the 36-storey, glass-fronted skyscraper in Germany's financial capital. The action marks the start of a planned four-day long 'Blockupy' demonstration in the city by activists angry at the way the financial crisis is affecting ordinary people. The ECB building has already been the target of protesters once this year, having its windows smashed and paint bombs hurled at it during ugly riots at the end of March that left one police officer in intensive care.