Violent clashes have broken out in Germany’s financial capital during anti-capitalist protests marking the opening of the European Central Bank’s new headquarters.

Police in Frankfurt say they have so far detained 550 demonstrators after trouble flared on Wednesday, which saw water cannon used.

More than 90 officers were reportedly injured after police and firefighters came under attack from activists throwing stones and tear gas.

Rally organisers said more than 100 protesters were hurt by police.

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