Germany: Riots and looting grip Stuttgart

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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 centre. Police said the situation was "completely out of control."

Several police officers have been injured during riots and looting in Stuttgart, one of Germany's biggest cities. Dozens of small groups of people threw stones at authorities early Sunday morning in the city centre, smashing cars and breaking shop windows.

A police spokesperson described the scene as being "completely out of control," and said it had devolved "into real riots." Twenty people were arrested.

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

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