Köthen is a town the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Like Chemnitz (which is in Saxony) it is in the former DDR. Also like Chemnitz, it has seen recent mass protests about the death of a local resident after a violent encounter with culture-enrichers.
The incident in Köthen differs in some respects from the one in Chemnitz. The victim died of heart failure after being beaten by Afghan migrants, but the medical examiner determined that death was due to a previously existing heart condition, and was not directly attributable to his injuries. The residents of Köthen are not mollified by this explanation, and have taken to the streets in protest.
German media outlets are now following the standard left-wing playbook in their reporting on Köthen: the demonstrators are “right-wing extremists” and “neo-Nazis”. News reports emphasize the victim’s unrelated cardiac failure as the cause of death, and make sure to tell their audience that the deceased’s brother is a convicted right-wing extremist.
In other words: Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
The first two videos below are MSM reports on what happened in Köthen. The third one contains excerpts from a speech given by an unidentified man during one of the demonstrations.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
Video transcript #1:
|00:02||German man (22) dies from heart failure following punching frenzy on playground.|
|00:07||The two Afghans suspects were arrested.|
|00:13||According to the autopsy, the cause of death was heart failure.|
|00:19||The man is said to have suffered from a heart condition.|
|00:24||The heart failure is “not in a direct causal relationship|
|00:30||with the injuries suffered,” according to the state attorney.|
|00:36||The Afghans were said to be accompanied by another compatriot on Saturday evening|
|00:41||and a German woman, who were fighting.|
|00:45||Apparently the fight was about who had impregnated the women.|
|00:50||At that time, two Germans arrived and intervened.|
|00:55||A fight began.|
|01:01||The brother of the victim is said to have also been at the location.|
|01:05||According to research by BILD, the brother|
|01:10||is a previously convicted extreme-right offender.|
|01:19||Lothar Scholz, Community Rector: I can only hope and appeal and ask|
|01:24||that violence not be answered with more violence.|
|01:34||During the afternoon a mourning service was held.|
|01:38||Because of demonstrations, the police were on site with a large contingent.|
|01:43||The suspects are being held|
|01:47||under suspicion of assault and battery leading to manslaughter.
Video transcript #2:
|00:00||On this playground in Köthen in Saxony-Anhalt a dispute escalated.|
|00:05||A 22-year-old is dead after encountering two Afghans|
|00:09||The two suspects have been arrested. Apparently they were fighting with|
|00:13||another Afghan when two passersby intervened. A fight ensued.|
|00:20||The young German man was injured and brought the hospital where he died.|
|00:24||He is said to have had an existing heart condition|
|00:28||Köthen’s Youth Pastor: I brought a candle for the deceased. We will pray for him.|
|00:34||Yes, because that’s what we do as a church. We will also try to calm the situation.|
|00:38||It is a potentially dangerous situation, we just had Chemnitz, that things could|
|00:42||Escalate, and that is something no one wants.|
|00:46||We will try everything, so to speak, from all sides try to calm the situation,|
|00:50||to speak with people to say that it not the moment to let this escalate, but it is a time|
|00:54||for mourning and then an objective analysis. That’s what we need to do now.|
|01:01||The exact cause of death is not known yet, but an autopsy should provide more clarity.|
|01:06||The brother of the victim, according to Bild, is a previously-convicted right wing extremist.
Video transcript #3:
|00:07||The lying anti-German press is responsible for this catastrophe|
|00:11||spreading across Germany, because of these asocial, twisted people that|
|00:15||that call themselves journalists.|
|00:30||The blows will just keep coming… it’s always been said (inaudible)|
|00:36||in West Germany. So now we have murders every week, manslaughter and rape.|
|00:42||And what the anti-German swine press is writing should stop!|
|00:55||FAKE NEWS! FAKE NEWS!|
|01:03||What happened in Chemnitz is that there were supposedly people|
|01:08||doing Hitler salutes. Now it has come out that is was some leftist with an RAF tattoo.|
|01:14||These vermin are not (inaudible)|
|01:32||They say it’s neo-Nazis on the street rabble-rousing — NO!|
|01:36||It’s not rabble-rousers or neo-Nazis, it is fathers and mothers|
|01:42||taking to the streets!