Scuffles between police and pro-Kurdish demonstrators broke out in the west German city of Dusseldorf on Saturday. Hundreds of people came out to vent their anger at the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing him of cracking down on Kurdish politicians and activists.

"There are around 7,000 political prisoners in Turkish jails, who are currently on hunger strike to protest against isolation. Leyla Guven is their representative, who has been on hunger strike for six months. And Europe is silent about it. That's why we are here," said Baki Selcuk, an activist from Berlin.

Protesters tried to form a human chain but were blocked by police officers.

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