The following incident is an example of what is generally referred to as “enricher-on-enricher violence”. A radical right-wing Turkish-German — does that mean he reads Politically Incorrect and supports the German Defence League? — shouted naughty racist insults at some Africans, and then stabbed one of them. For a time the Africans held the Turk’s family hostage, requiring the intervention of 250 police to resolve the situation.
Many thanks to Hermes for translating this article from Berliner Zeitung:
Radical right-wing Turk stabbed a refugee
A knife attack carried out by a seemingly radical right-wing Turk in the refugees’ protest camp in Kreuzberg triggered a massive police action. The refugees and the police gave different versions. The confrontation took place between a group of men of Turkish origin and refugees on Monday night at about 20:00.
The 24-year-old Oguz A., who was pushing a pram with his 6-week-old child in it, intended to cross Oranien Square, which has for months been a refugee camp, together with his 50-years-old father. According to witnesses, the 24-year-old insulted one of the African refugees with the words “sh**** nigger”. After this, he pulled out a knife and stabbed one of them.
The explanation given by the police is a different one: according to their explanation, some people from the camp ran after the man and demanded that he leave the square. This made Oguz A. feel provoked, so he pulled out a knife and stabbed a 27-year-old in the chest.
According to the police, the group from Oranien Square chased the fleeing assailant and threw wooden slats at him. More people from the refugee camp joined and surrounded the left-behind pram with the toddler and the grandfather as well as the arriving mother of the child and her girlfriend. They demanded from the police that they bring the offender back to them, and in return they would set the relatives free.
250 agents deployed
“The crowd had evidently not realized that the police would not allow any such hostage-taking,” an agent said on Tuesday. While recording the facts, the agents had in front of them an enraged crowd whose fury was then directed at the relatives of the fleeing offender who were present there, a spokesperson for the police said.
The agents protected the family and were shouted at and pushed by the growing crowd, whereupon the family was placed in a police car in order to protect them. Meanwhile some 200 persons congregated at Oranien Square. They were people from the refugee camp, more relatives from the presumed offender and curious onlookers.
At that point, both groups threatened each other with wooden slats, threw bottles and attacked the agents. More police were called in as reinforcements in order to separate the two parties. There were 250 agents deployed.
Meanwhile the protesters tried to stop the police car that was bringing the wife of the offender and his child to a safe place from leaving the place. They lay down in front of the car. The police made use of batons, pepper spray and dogs. Then the inhabitants of the camp accused the police of having acted brutally. “The police went steadily ahead and formed a massive front against the people in the camp,” the managers of the refugee camp explained.
They could not detain him till the evening. The police know the knife-wielder, and are looking for clues which could link Oguz A. to the nationalist organization “Grey Wolves”.
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