Date: Saturday, 16 September 2023
Riots broke out at an Eritrea event in Stuttgart. According to police, up to 200 people are said to have attacked officers. There were injuries.
200 people came together for an event organized by the Association of Eritrean Associations in Stuttgart and the surrounding area. The clubs sympathized with the government in Eritrea, the spokesman said. At lunchtime, several small groups gathered at Bad Cannstatt train station and Stuttgart main station. They then attacked the event participants at the Roman fort and threw bottles and stones at them. They also attacked the participants with wooden slats.
The police used batons and pepper spray against the attackers, said the spokesman. Forces were ordered from surrounding police headquarters and from the police headquarters and the federal police. Forces would also be flown in by helicopter. The situation at the Roman fort in Stuttgart is now under control, according to the police when asked by SWR. The police are asking residents to stay in their homes until the situation has been fully clarified.