The silly attempt to whitewash their own actions on Sunday failed miserably according to HR and ended in "disgrace" calls by journalists. Others called it an "orgy of violence". Journalists themselves were attacked by police officers during the march and claims that there was no other choice than to use pepper spray and batons were answered with "I think you must have been at a different event than me."
On Sunday Merkel's spokesperson Seibert tweeted that freedom of opinion and assembly are constitutional rights, but obviously only in Turkey. Why should the German government care about rights of German citizens, when it is so much easier to just point at somebody else?
BRegierung mahnt in d. #Türkei zu Besonnenheit. Meinungs- u. Versammlungsfreiheit sind Grundrechte, Staat muss verhältnismäßig reagieren.
— Steffen Seibert (@RegSprecher) 3. Juni 2013
According to Sueddeutsche 200 protesters and 21 police officers were injured possibly including officers injured. The police confiscated a total of 907 items including an unspecified number of sun glasses in what is quite frankly a successful attempt to make fools of themselves.