Last week two young men on the S-Bahn in Berlin inadvertently interfered with the taking of a photo by a gang of “southerners”, and were severely beaten for their impertinence.
Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this article from B.Z.:
Eight men beat two defenseless victims on S-Bahn
Brutal attack in Berlin-Dahlem
It was an unbelievably brutal attack with unequal preconditions: Simply because two young men accidentally photobombed a picture, eight men began to attack and brutally beat the two victims. There is no trace of the attackers as of now.
They hadn’t done anything except that they accidentally walked into a photo in progress. This provoked eight young men so much that they jumped the two 20-year-olds and beat them senseless. The victims managed to get out of the train at the next stop at Bahnhof Rathaus Steglitz. The unrecognized offenders fled on the train towards Oranienburg.
The incident took place Tuesday night at 11:50pm. Both victims entered the train together with a female friend at Bahnhof Botanischer Garten. Completely unsuspecting, they were searching for a place to sit down as they passed a group of eight young men who were in the process of taking pictures of each other. These men felt provoked by their passing by in such a way that they begun to insult the young men. And few seconds later, they beat them.
When the victims tried to defend themselves, an incredibly violent scene unfolded: One man from the group took one of the 20-year-olds in a choke hold. Several of the others then hit and battered him. An unequal fight. The other victim was kicked in the face several times. At Bahnhof Steglitz the two 20-year-old men were able to escape the train — with visible injuries. There was no trace of their attackers.
According to statements by the victims and their female friend the unknown suspects were between 17 and 18 years old and looked southern. One of them was remarkably short, wore a red shirt and had his hair slicked back. Another one was wearing camouflage pants and a baseball hat. The federal police are searching for those two offenders. Witnesses are asked to call the federal police at 030/2977790.