Violent conflict in Germany: 40 shops smashed by stone throwing attack on Police

 Violent conflict in Germany: 40 shops smashed by stone throwing attack on Police

Local police said they questioned a suspect in an investigation into a drug deal, BBC reported Monday. Since then, about 200 people have gathered in the Palace Square in the center of Stuttgart to start attacking police with stones and other missiles. After midnight, the number of rioters increased to about 500, and they also destroyed and looted shops in the city.

An employee is cleaning up the broken glass (Reuters)

Police said that about three to four weeks ago, a group of people were drunk and rioted in public, and carried out language attacks on the police on social media. Since then, tension has continued on the ground. From the night of the 20th to the early morning of the 21st, 40 shops were smashed and 9 shops were ransacked, including a mobile phone shop and a jewelry store.

After the violence, more than 200 police were sent to the Palace Square, and 24 rioters, including 12 Germans and 12 foreigners, have been arrested; 19 police were injured and 12 police cars damaged.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u6056789,container:ssp_ 6056789, async:true }Im shocked by what happened last night, Stuttgart has never experienced such a night, and we cant tolerate such violence, said Fritz Kuhn, the mayor of Stuttgart, who was escorting a damaged police car (DPA). The local people were also shocked by the incident, saying that no similar event had happened in the city of Stuttgart in recent years. Related recommendation: US media: the US defense minister was almost opened in front of No. 10 Downing Street in the UK because he did not support sending troops to suppress the riots. Police knelt down and threw glass bottles at the scene of the riots in Washington, D.C.: general, defense minister and justice minister appear. Source: overseas website Author: Wang Xiluo editor in charge: Liu Xiaowu_ NN4113

Police are guarding a damaged police car (DPA)