Protest over station redevelopment
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Stuttgart station dispute goes national in Germany

A dispute over the redevelopment of a station in Germany has moved from a local planning row to a national issue and a major political headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The project to develop Stuttgart's terminal has attracted thousands of demonstrators each week, but local protests are now shifting to a wider movement against the government, in the heartland of the ruling party.

Stephen Evans reports.

  • 22 Oct 2010