Riots at indymedia demonstration in leipzig

Riots at indymedia demonstration in leipzig

A demonstration against the ban of the platform "linksunten.Indymedia" went off the rails in leipzig this evening. Masked demonstrators repeatedly set off bombs and bengalos.

In addition, they tore paving stones from the ground and smashed the glass of a tramway shelter and car windows. When a hail of stones and bottles flew at police cars at an intersection in the southern suburbs, the demo came to a halt.

"At the moment when crimes are committed, one can no longer speak of the peaceful course of an event," said leipzig police spokeswoman silvaine reiche. Six police officers were injured. The reason for the demonstration was the negotiation on the ban of "linksunten".Indymedia" at the federal administrative court next week.

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Suv to the forbidden city: uplifting china’s rich and powerful

Suv to the forbidden city: uplifting china's rich and powerful

A woman who was allowed to drive her mercedes SUV into the forbidden city has sparked a rude uproar in china about the privileges and arrogance of the rich and powerful.

In the chinese short message service weibo, the woman spread photos of herself and her friend in front of the luxury car in the historic setting of the imperial city in peking. "Closed on monday, we avoid the tourists, have spab at the palace museum."

The post, which has since been deleted, was forwarded and commented on hundreds of thousands of times by sunday. The administration of the forbidden city, where cars are not allowed to drive, was "deeply shocked". In an apology, a promise was made to prevent "such phenomena" in the future. Why the woman had been allowed to drive into the six-century-old world cultural heritage site was not explained.

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Vw patriarchs give this jerk cover

Vw patriarchs give this jerk cover

In the restructuring of the VW group, chief executive herbert diess gets backing from the powerful porsche/piech family of owners.

Supervisory board members hans-michel piech and wolfgang porsche affirmed their support for the manager’s electric offensive. "He has our support," piech told the "bild" newspaper (thursday). "He faces a daunting task. For this he needs strength, but also support from everyone in the group."

Volkswagen is investing billions in e-mobility, focusing primarily on pure electric drives in the ID vehicle family. Hybrid models are also on offer; the fuel cell is not a major topic at present. According to an internal presentation, the group expects cars based on the modular electric vehicle (MEB) to become significantly more affordable for users in the coming years – also because of the rough advantages associated with the MEB in the production of the group’s brands.

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Luxury class shines with records:steamers for vw

luxury class shines with records:steamers for vw

The three luxury car manufacturers BMW, audi and daimler again record best figures in the first quarter. Like their rivals from ingolstadt and stuttgart, the munich-based company recorded the best first quarter in its history.

However, the pace of growth slowed somewhat, but sales figures were influenced by special effects such as new models and factory conversions in addition to the already crisis-ridden european markets. Volkswagen felt the effects of the crisis more clearly in europe.

The VW group’s core brand suffered a drop in sales in march, mainly due to declines on its home continent. Worldwide deliveries fell by 0.8 percent to 532,400 vehicles compared to the same month last year, as VW announced in wolfsburg on tuesday.

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