More than 10,000 in German bank demos
More than 10,000 people protested against the banks' dominance in two of Germany's major cities yesterday.
Police in Frankfurt, continental Europe's financial hub, said some 9,000 people protested near the European Central Bank's office tower in the city centre.
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Police in Berlin said demonstrators formed a human chain surrounding parts of the capital's government district to call for an end to excesses of financial speculation and urge the government to dismantle big banks.
Police said "several thousand" people took to the streets, but organisers said turnout was about 8,000 in Berlin and 10,000 in Frankfurt.