A migrant was subjected to intolerant abuse and beat up in the northern German city of Wismar on August 29 evening, police state, in an attack, which arrives as the nation is shaken by reactionary protests in opposition to foreigners.
The male, whose race was not specific, was walking home when “he was stopped by three German-speaking people who insulted him in a xenophobic manner”, police stated.
Two people then attack him before the third person “hit him on his shoulder and ribs using an iron chain”.
The 20-year-old male dropped to the ground and was beaten before his aggressors cut and run. He had a broken nose and marks to his face and upper body, stated police who started an inquiry.
The attack in the Baltic coastal city comes as Germany is reeling from weekend protests by rightwing extremists in the eastern state of Saxony, long a hotspot for xenophobia.
After the fatal stabbing of a German man, 35, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi, hoards of far-right activists marched in the city of Chemnitz for two straight days, some chasing down people they believed were refugees.
Police reported physical attacks by extremists against at least 3 foreigners on Sunday, whilst probes got started in 10 cases of the activists carrying out the unlawful Hitler salute.
The hideous scenes of frequently white men, a lot of of them extremist football thugs, hurling ill-treatment at people they held to be foreigners, have intensely alarmed Germany.
Saxony has been a throttlehold of reactionary parties and groups, which resentfully oppose Chancellor Angela Merkel for her 2015 verdict to keep open German borders to a mass arrival of migrants as well as refugees.
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