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.
Riots and looting grip Stuttgart 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 stones at authorities and broke shop windows.
Shortly after 3 a.m. the situation appeared to have calmed.
Authorities said several hundred people were involved in the riots, which took place in the Stuttgart’s central shopping district and lasted for several hours.
The police could not initially offer any background information about the nature of the unrest.
Several businesses and vehicles were damaged in the city, which is the capital of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.DW reports.