Riots Break Out

Jun 23, 2020

On the night of 20 June 2020, riots broke out in the southwestern city of Stuttgart, where several hundred individuals smashed windows, broke into shops, and looted businesses in Schlossplatz and Königstrasse — an area known as the “shopping mile”. The riots began after police officers searched a 17-year-old individual for an alleged drug offense at a park in the city center. Approximately 100-200 people threw rocks and bottles at police officers. The gathering swelled to include 400-500 people who attacked police vehicles and damaged a total of 40 businesses, nine of which were looted. At least 19 police officers were injured, and 12 police vehicles were damaged during the violence. Police officers arrested 24 individuals, including 12 foreign nationals, suspected of perpetrating the violence.

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