Katya is a Gates of Vienna reader in Austria who picked up the following news story from a German news site. As far as I can tell there is no English-language version available so far.
Katya says the incident happened today (May 19th) at 04:35, and was reported by Andreas Drees and Ulrich Steden in Der Westen. Below is her summary of the news article:
A Turkish female died of heart failure in an intensive care unit in Evangelist Bethany Hospital, Iserlohn, Germany.
Twelve of her male and female relatives began to riot, throwing chairs and tables and ripping pictures off the walls. Horst Hennig, the manager of the hospital, while acknowledging that pain and grief follow such deaths, felt that such a reaction on the part of the mourners was beyond reasonable.
The initial police force, called to calm matters, was attacked by the rioters with fisticuffs and kicks and therefore withdrew to await reinforcements.
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In the meantime, the relatives rang on their handys (cell phones) for reinforcements of their own and before long the so-called family members totaled forty. Eventually, it took nine police cars and eighteen policemen using pepper spray over an hour and a half to quell the rioters.
The patient was a 56-year-old Turkish woman. The giveaway is in the last paragraph, where the article mentions that there will be a meeting on Monday morning with the Integration Department (or Council) of the City of Iserlohn.
The hospital manager praises the police service. The rioting relatives were treated at the hospital for their pepper sprays injuries.
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Note: The link to the German-language news story does not seem to work consistently. However, I did manage to open the article successfully at one point.