Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Fights Break Out in German Refugee Camps as Violence Spreads.
Fights Break Out in German Refugee Camps as Violence Spreads. (SP).
Amid the deepening European migrant and refugee crisis, violence across Germany is spreading as frustrations reach boiling point in already overcrowded asylum centers.
There has been a series of violent battles in Calden Airport near the city of Kassel, which houses around 1,500 refugees, involving as many as 350 Albanians and Pakistanis, after a series of brawls left around 60 injured.
Violence among migrants and refugees has been reported in Dresden and Leipzig, as well as other centers including Ellwangen in Baden-Württemberg, Suhl in Thuringia, Bramsche in Lower Saxony, Trier in Rhineland-Palatinate and Heidenau in Saxony.
Police in North Rhine-Westphalia have been called to nearly 1,000 incidents in August alone, prompting Rainer Wendt, the head of DPolG, Germany's second-largest police union, to say officers are "facing the greatest challenge in post war history."
Many are now calling on migrants and refugees to be separated according to their religion, with interior minister Thomas de Maizière calling the behavior "unacceptable".
In the state of Thuringia, there has been a spate of arson attacks on hostels housing refugees. An accommodations center in the Gotha district was set on fire as was a gym that was due to take in refugees. Other fires have been reported in other states, including Eichsfeld in Lower Saxony, and Xanten in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The unrest continues as the latest opinion poll for public broadcaster ARD shows 51 percent of people saying they were "afraid" because of the influx of refugees, compared with 38 percent three weeks ago. Hmmm.....If today at the EU meeting the decision is taken to send 400,000 refugess back, this will be just the beginning of much bigger riots. Read the full story here. Related: Outcry of a young German policewoman - 'Male Muslims have no respect for female cops or Authority'.