Photo Gallery Police Crackdown in Stuttgart

Overnight the first trees were cleared to make way for the controversial "Stuttgart 21" rail project. Police cordoned off the area as protestors demonstrated with whistles and loudspeakers. Although loud and determined, the protests remained peaceful after an escalation of violence between activists and police during the day on Thursday.
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