A flashmob in the German city of Munich has caused about 100,000 euros of damage to the city’s public transport system.
The event was organised over social networking sites to coincide with the last night before an alcohol ban on the city’s suburb trains was due to be implemented.
Around 2,000 young people are thought to have joined the boozing party. They damaged trains and train interiors and blocked them so that they ran behind schedule. Drinking on all other forms of public transport was already forbidden.
Those involved said they were protesting against a more restricted society. The head of the Munich department of federal police says he will install a special task force to analyse footage of the evening. It will look for gang leaders and those who committed damage.