ANTI-MIGRANT protesters have stormed Cologne’s train station and main square in an open act of defiance after police try to ban a New Year’s eve demonstration.
Undeterred, dozens of protesters have scaled Cologne’s train station, unveiling nationalist banners and chanting anti-mass immigration slogans.
In a well-orchestrated and pre-planned move, the NPD supporters climbed onto the station’s roof and revealed their anti-migrant banner.
However, half of the proceedings have been dropped by prosecutors and only 30 people have been convicted.
The vast majority of those arrested in connection with the assaults were refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
The far right protest was designed to “show solidarity with the women” who suffered that night and to ensure the main square does not become “a no go zone”.
It is not clear whether police have yet regained control of Cologne’s main square.
Video of the protest in link.