Protesters are refusing to give in as make or break talks over a controversial rail project in Germany continue to be thrashed out.
Some 20,000 opponents and supporters of Stuttgart 21 once again held rival demonstrations on Monday in the south-western German city.
The mediation process is being held in the full media glare. Many, including the regions SPD opposition, are also calling for an inquiry into alleged police brutality. Three weeks ago scores of people were injured in clashes with police, which seems to have only fuelled opposition to the controversial rail hub.
The scheme, backed by Chancellor Angela Merkel, aims to make Stuttgart part of a high-speed rail route from Paris to Budapest.