‘Migrant’ looters ransack shops and attack cops and paramedics during worst riots in Stuttgart’s history

LOOTERS have ransacked shops and attacked cops and paramedics in Stuttgart, Germany in the worst riots in the city’s history.

Footage shows yobs pelting cops with rocks as German police chief said that “young people with a migrant background” made up many of the looters.

Footage taken in Stuttgart shows one looter kicking a cop in a night of violence

Rioters lay waste to several shops, clash with police in southern German city of Stuttgart[/caption]


One looter smashes up a shop [/caption]


Police patrol the streets of Stuttgart during the violence[/caption]

The riots on Saturday night began in reaction to the arrest of a white German 17-year-old for drugs offences – prompting hundreds of people to start attacking the police in “solidarity” with the teen.

Videos from the scene even show rioters attacking parademics who had been called to the scene, which local media described as a “battlefield”.

At least 40 shops had been ransacked while 19 police officers were injured in the night of horrific violence.

It comes as Hans-Jürgen Kirstein, the head of a police union, told newspaper BILD that “young people from a migration background were at the front of the riots”.

The city’s police department confirmed in a press conference yesterday that, of the 24 people arrested, 12 were foreign nationals while three were German nationals ‘with a migrant background’.


Angela Merkel condemned the attacks as “abhorrent”, with the Chancellor’s spokesman adding that “whoever has done this has turned against their city” and “against the laws that protect us all”.

Other footage shows a group of the rioters chanting “Allahu Akbar”, though police say there was no political motivation for the attacks which were primarily booze-fuelled.

The chants was condemned by Muslim blogger Nasir Ahmad, who said the phrase was “not a call to terror, but call to prayer and peace”.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country in 2015 was welcomed by the EU and humanitarian organisations, but has since proved to be an unpopular move for many voters.

While many refugees have integrated successfully into German society, Merkel later admitted she would turn back the clock on the policy following a historic defeat in the Berlin regional elections in 2016.

There are fears that the riots will embolden the rise of rightwing party Alternative for Germany.


The weekend’s riots in Stuttgart came in a week of unrest in Germany as the country struggles with a possible second wave of the coronavirus.

The country’s R rate – the rate of infection –  has nearly tripled in just two days to reach 2.88.

And more unrest was seen after an attempt to quarantine one tower block in the city of Goettingen ended with violence on Saturday.

Seven-hundred people were locked down inside the building on Thursday after two residents tested positive.

By Friday, 120 were found to be infected, and the following day 200 clashed with police as they tried to break out.

Cops were attacked with fireworks, bottles and metal bars, officials said.

Cops were attacked with fireworks, bottles and metal bars, officials said.

Thousands of people in Germany were quarantined and schools closed after a coronavirus outbreak at an abattoir last week.

Hundreds of people tested positive for the virus at the meat processing plant in Gütersloh, in the north-west of the country.

Meat producer Tönnies apologised for the outbreak as it suspended operations at the site.

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A damaged police car in Stuttgart, following riots in the city centre in the early hours Sunday[/caption]


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