Germany: Riots and looting grip Stuttgart

(DW) -The southwestern German city has seen a night of rioting and looting, with several police officers injured as hundreds of people took to the city center. “The situation is completely out of control,” the police said.

Several police officers were injured as riots and looting were carried out in the German city of Stuttgart early on Sunday morning. Dozens of small groups of people in the city center threw stones at authorities, smashed cars and broke shop windows.

“The situation is completely out of control,” a police spokesperson said. “It is developing into real riots,” they added. Twenty people were arrested.

Police said the riots happened after police conducted checks in the city center related to suspected drug dealing. Several groups then ganged up on police and started to threaten them. Police were “confronted in an extremely aggressive manner, attacked and injured,” the police report said.

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