Photo Gallery: Police Crackdown in Stuttgart
10/01/2010
Around 600 police used water cannon, tear gas, pepper spray and batons in an...
REUTERS

Around 600 police used water cannon, tear gas, pepper spray and batons in an operation against over 1,000 demonstrators in the southwestern city of Stuttgart on Thursday. The activists had tried to use a sit-down protest to prevent the city's Schlossgarten park from being cleared so that work could begin on felling trees in the park. The trees are being cut down as part of construction work for a new railway station project called Stuttgart 21.