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Frankfurt braces for protests as ECB opens new HQ

As many as 10,000 people from around Europe are expected to show up to join anti-austerity demonstration

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Frankfurt police are bracing for possible violence, using barbed wire and barriers to erect a security zone around the ECB's spectacular 1.3-billion- euro twin-tower skyscraper.

Frankfurt

WHEN the European Central Bank (ECB) officially inaugurates its new headquarters in Frankfurt on Wednesday, as many as 10,000 people from around Europe are expected to show up to join an anti-austerity demonstration.

Organisers say that protesters will converge on Germany