Mayor of Stuttgart Fritz Kuhn reassured that «democrats in Germany» were «behind the police» and that they supported them, following the riots and attacks suffered by the security agents over the past weekend.
While addressing the journalists in Baden-Wuerttember's capital city on Monday, the mayor stressed that the people behind the riots were «criminals» committing «criminal acts.»
«The peaceful people, who at 11 or 12 (at night) drink a glass of beer or wine: those are not meant by that statement,» said Kuhn.
«One should not mix peacefully celebrating people with violent people. People who would devastate the city are criminals. Stuttgart, otherwise ,has a friendly party scene» he added.
According to reports, violence broke out in Stuttgart close to midnight on Saturday when officers started conducting checks at the city's main square.
After a 17-year-old German was arrested over an alleged drug offence hundreds of young people began throwing stones and bottles at officers.
The crowd then resorted to looting stores and smashing vehicles until the situation was brought under control at around 03:00 AM (01:00 GMT).