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German port workers return to work

The most extensive strike in German ports for more than 40 years ended Saturday. Previously, ten were injured during a demonstration in Hamburg.

At Friday's demonstration in Hamburg, ten were injured – five protesters and five police officers. | Photo: Cathrin Mueller/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Port workers in a number of important northern German ports resumed work Saturday after having paralyzed activities in ports such as Hamburg, Bremen and Wilhelmshaven for 48 hours.

For now, the workers have thereby ended the most extensive German port strike for more than 40 years. According to several German media, including NDR, the work stoppages in recent weeks have surpassed 80 hours – including the last major strike, which lasted for two days.

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