Snowball fight in Germany turns ugly

Mon, Jan 4
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Police were forced to break up a massive snowball fight in Leipzig, Germany, over the weekend after 200 people started attacking trams and buses, according to the Die Welt, the German national newspaper.

Hundreds of people gathered at the city's Connewitzer Kreuz intersection for some wintry fun on Saturday evening, but the situation quickly snowballed as they began targeting public transportation and the windows of a nearby supermarket.

As police arrived, they were also attacked with snowballs and bottles. Two officers were injured, the newspaper reported. The authorities eventually had to redirect trams and buses and shut the major street intersection to car traffic.