Police within the German metropolis of Stuttgart mentioned Sunday that 24 individuals had been arrested and 19 cops injured after an examination for medicine sparked assaults on officers and police autos adopted by widespread vandalism of storefronts within the metropolis heart. Police mentioned a number of hundred individuals had been concerned.
The disturbance began after officers stopped a 17-year-old on suspicion of drug possession as a number of hundred individuals partied outdoors round 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police mentioned. Bystanders began throwing stones and bottles, and smaller teams ran via surrounding streets breaking store home windows, in accordance with police.
Police mentioned 40 companies had been vandalized and 9 of them had been looted, whereas 12 police autos had been broken earlier than officers introduced the scenario below management around four a.m.
Solely one of many injured officers was significantly harmed sufficient to be thought-about unable to work, police mentioned.
Police officers mentioned at an information convention that the violence had no obvious political motivation. They mentioned the teenager suspect initially stopped was a white German citizen. Of the 2 dozen individuals arrested, half held German passports, and half had been residents of different international locations.
Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn, a member of the environmentalist Greens get together, referred to as the assaults on police? unacceptable.” He mentioned that extra individuals had been on the road on Saturday evening as a result of many golf equipment and discos stay closed as a result of coronavirus outbreak and that the get-together scene in a central park had drawn individuals from the encompassing space.
no trigger was possible alcohol, one other the habit to social media movie clips,” Kuhn mentioned.
Cellphone video purporting to be of the occasions circulated broadly on social media. Police requested witnesses to add movies that would present proof to help their investigation.
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