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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-10 09:35 AM
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"I just wanted to stop the men"
Source: Stern.de (Google Translation)


Dietrich Wagner is the most prominent victims of the Stuttgart police action. Now, however, appear to reports that he pose as a provocateur. Stuttgart In an interview with stern.de he is justified.

Dietrich Wagner sits upright in his hospital bed in Stuttgart St. Catherine Hospital. He has an IV in her right arm. Yesterday he had surgery, "but I am as blind as before," he says, visibly disappointed. He could only perceive light and dark. "An eye must be considered as permanently damaged severely, which is towards blindness," the current diagnosis of Egon George Weidle, chief physician at the Stuttgart St. Catherine Hospital. "In the other eye, we have more hope." More will follow surgery.

Read more: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=htt...



Warning, graphic photos of eye injuries sustained in the encounter with Stuttgart police.

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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-10 09:47 AM
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1. A better link
The man whose bleeding eyes shocked Germany in the wake of last weeks clash between Stuttgart 21 protestors and police has been identified as 66-year-old Dietrich Wagner. The pensioner was hit full in the face by a water cannon blast.

The picture of Wagner being helped away from the melee, his eyes swollen shut and bleeding, came to symbolise what critics claim was a heavy-handed approach by police trying to break up a demonstration against the controversial revamp of Stuttgart's main train station.

Wagners doctor said the patient was currently blind and might never have his sight fully restored.

http://www.thelocal.de/national/20101006-30295.html
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-10 11:30 AM
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2. Further on the paper says he was throwing rocks, and show a pic of him with an extremely long arm.
Ah, government. You just can't seem to get good help these days, the world over.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-10 05:18 PM
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3. According to the original article, they were throwing chestnuts
Edited on Thu Oct-07-10 05:19 PM by Xipe Totec
Apparently the policemen in full battle gear, helmets, and bullet proof vests were in fear of their lives from the barrage of chestnuts and had no recourse but to blast the 66 year old man in the face with a water cannon.

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