Riots In Stuttgart After German Police Try To Carry Out Drug Checks

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Riots In Stuttgart After German Police Try To Carry Out Drug Checks

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On June 20th and 21st, riots took place in the German city of Stuttgart.

It all began when police started carrying out drug checks at the city’s main square, Schlossplatz.

Eyewitnesses said that everything escalated after a teen tried to run away from the police and officers chased him. At that moment, partiers from other groups stepped in “out of solidarity” with the teen and began attacking police.

An estimated 500 people, many of them teens or young adults, were involved. Twenty-four suspects were eventually arrested.

 

Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn condemned the riots, calling the violence “unacceptable,” and reiterating his support for law enforcement. The riots had crossed a line that neither alcohol nor the will to show off on social media could excuse, he said in a statement, warning that “violence against emergency services is not tolerated.”

“Stuttgart is fully behind the police,” said Mayor Kuhn in the statement. “There is no getting used to such an outbreak.”

The police were initially able to push back the crowd using pepper spray, but tensions escalated quickly, said the statement.

Several hundred people pushed police back by throwing stones, bottles and other objects from construction sites.

At least 30 stores were damaged, and nine reported looting. 12 police patrol cars were “massively damaged,” said the government statement.

“Vehicles were hit with poles, posts and windows were smashed,” the police said.

Police say they have arrested 24 suspected rioters, about half of which are German. 19 officers have also been injured, with one “unable to continue working” due to a sustained hand injury.

Those involved in the violence were not politically motivated, the police said.

“We can rule out a left-wing political or any political motivation for these acts of violence,” said Franz Lutz, the Stuttgart police commissioner.

The police said the violence was caused by people partying, and others looking for a fight.

State premier Winfried Kretschmann spoke of a “brutal outbreak of violence”, adding that “criminal acts against people and property should be prosecuted and condemned”.

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  • rightiswrong rightiswrong

    Half of the 24 arrested were German!

    Where are the other half from, and don’t tell me they were Russians.

    • V. Mecki

      the other half has not yet received the german passport.

      • rightiswrong rightiswrong

        They probably didn’t rape enough Yazidi women to qualify.

    • occupybacon

      The other half were the children of Merkel

    • JIMI JAMES

      Nah,isis bud,russians are squares!

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Youth With ‘Migrant Background’ Among Violent Mob Who Rioted in Stuttgart, Crying ‘Allahu Akbar’
    https://sputniknews.com/europe/202006221079687501-youth-with-migrant-background-among-violent-mob-who-rioted-in-stuttgart-crying-allahu-akbar/

  • Daniel Martin

    Why don’t the Police make a list, of the other half that was supposedly “German” I’m quite confident that we won’t find names such as Gunter, Hans, Robert, Klaus, Wolfgang.

    • rightiswrong rightiswrong

      All but three are non native.

      Allah Akbar was a common word used during the rioting. This is what happens when the West use Islamic terrorism to take foreign resources.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j0tRROATVw
    Stuttgart – Hundreds of Youngsters Rioting & Looting In The City Center Of Stuttgart Germany

    • John

      I do not thing, any of the the violent people are German.

  • <>

    More immigrants please, stupid Euros lol.

  • James Adams

    I hate this word: teens, youths etc. Just so EVERYONE knows they were MIGRANTS. 50% of the people arrested weren’t Germans.