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Emergency companies attacked with roof battens – police use pepper spray and batons

The “Revolutionary May 1 Demo” in Stuttgart was declared over The “Revolutionary May 1 Demo” in Stuttgart was declared over

The demonstration in Stuttgart was declared over

Source: dpa/Christoph Schmidt

Violent scenes on May 1st in Stuttgart. According to the police, emergency companies had been attacked with roof battens and different putting instruments. The officers used pepper spray and batons.

BAt the “Revolutionary May 1 Demo” in Stuttgart, cops had been instantly attacked with pepper spray, roof battens with screws, different putting instruments, punches and kicks. The police introduced this on Wednesday night. 25 emergency companies and three police horses had been injured. “It was only a short-term use of pepper spray and batons as well as the use of police horses and police dogs that made it possible to bring the situation back under control,” it continued.

The emergency companies lastly surrounded the violent group of individuals. The different assembly contributors then confirmed solidarity and harassed the police. The message continued: “Since the meeting management and the participants were completely uncooperative, the meeting was dissolved by the assembly authority.” How many demonstrators had been injured shouldn’t be but identified. Provisional arrest was defined to the folks surrounded.

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According to a police spokesman, the demonstration was “against social cuts”, was “for a society based on solidarity” and was registered by a person. There had been principally folks from the left spectrum current, together with from the left-wing radical Antifa. According to the police, on the peak of the demonstration with round 450 contributors, round 150 folks fashioned a block, lined themselves with masks, scarves and balaclavas and unfurled banners.

During the course of the demonstration, the police reportedly quickly arrested 167 folks. Criminal proceedings had been initiated towards them. During searches, the police discovered a wide range of pyrotechnic objects, different masking materials, hearth extinguishers, smoke pots and gloves on contributors.