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Staying On Top - the protest against Stuttgart 21

Von Fotograf Christoph Püschner

After modest beginnings in the winter of 2011, the protest against the development project “Stuttgart 21” became a mass movement. Tens of thousands of people of all ages have taken to the streets, motivated by everything from orneriness to a sense of duty. Many have never attended a demonstration before. Saturdays are taboo: That’s when they all go home to observe the Swabian tradition of sweeping the sidewalks.