Muslim immigrants in Germany evidently have their own traditions when celebrating Halloween — in this case including rock-throwing, vandalism, assault, groping, and lots of other fun activities. Basically the same traditions as observed in Ramadan, Eid, New Year’s Eve, Midsummer, Midwinter, Oktoberfest, Ides of March, St. Goibniu Feast Day, etc.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||Firecrackers were thrown at the police. Windows were shattered;|
|00:04||police vehicles were damaged. Also in other cities; it unfortunately wasn’t|
|00:08||peaceful everywhere. In Hamburg about 300 youths threw|
|00:12||eggs at the police. They smeared store windows and house walls.|
|00:16||And in Essen as well the police had to a deploy large number of officers.|
|00:20||Even the main train station had to be evacuated and closed,|
|00:24||because on the edge of the Zombie Walk there were constant fights with a group of about 200 men,|
|00:29||mostly with a migration background. Comparisons with New Year’s Eve|
|00:33||in Cologne are being made, especially on social media, [but] they are|
|00:37||being clearly contradicted by the police: the Essen Federal Police until now|
|00:41||had received no complaints about sexual insult or molestation,|
|00:45||or groping. Altogether there were more than 1200|
|00:49||ejections. Halloween 2017 was scary, unfortunately|
|00:53||not only because of the costumes.