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German police have used a water cannon to disperse hundreds of leftist protesters attempting to stop the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party convention, with projectiles thrown at police, injuring one.Clashes between police and demonstrators on Saturday morning briefly delayed the opening of the gathering of the right wing, populist party in Hannover.The water cannon was deployed despite freezing temperatures, prompting claims of a police overreaction.Banners outside the venue read “Solidarity instead of right-wing agitation” and “racists and Nazis oppose – Refugees welcome,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. AFP footage shows protesters chanting anti-capitalist slogans.According to FAZ, one officer was injured by a bottle thrown from the crowd; another was hit by a rock but was unharmed.