Hundreds of Eritrean opposition supporters have been arrested in Germany after violence broke out during a cultural festival organised by supporters of Eritrean President.

At least 26 police officers in German were injured in the riot that broke out drawing condemnation from German Interior Minister

He said foreign conflicts must not be carried out in their country.

Nearly 300 law enforcement personnel deployed to the scene found themselves caught in “massive violence” between the two opposing groups,.

Police said the event saw up to 90 Eritrea government supporters face off against several hundred opposition backers who refused to go to the site designated by authorities to hold the protest