Skip to comments.German city bans new refugees as anti-migrant mood increases
Posted on 01/23/2018 7:03:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind
An eastern German city has imposed a temporary ban on new refugees in an effort to stem a number of recent violent incidents.
Cottbus, about 120 kilometres southeast of Berlin, has been rocked by violence from refugees and right-wing extremists since the start of this year.
Earlier this week, Brandenburg state police reported that two male Syrian teenagers were arrested under the suspicion of injuring a German teenager in the face with a knife.
The 16-year-old sustained non life-threatening injuries in what started as an altercation between Syrian and German school acquaintances near a tram station.
The incident happened just days after a group of three Syrian asylum seekers, aged 14, 15 and 17 years old, attacked a man and his wife outside a shopping centre, according to a police statement. The 15-year-old was handed a negative residency permit by authorities, effectively ordering him and his father to leave the city.
Cottbus, a small university centre with a population of just over 100,000, has taken in around 3,000 asylum seekers since German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germanys borders in 2015 at the height of the refugee crisis.
Coupled with a sluggish economy, the considerable influx has fuelled anti-immigrant sentiment among locals, and the city is home to one of Germanys largest right-wing extremist scenes. Authorities counted 145 right-wing radicals living in Cottbus last year.
A community group told local media that a group of neo-Nazis had assaulted refugees on the morning of New Years Day, while last weekend a group of around 100 masked neo-Nazis marched in an illegal demonstration through the city centre.
Brandenburgs state interior minister Karl-Heinz Schroeter told German broadcaster RBB on Friday that the ban on new refugees would be in effect for the next few months.
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If they fought WWII like this, the Russians would have been in Berlin before they noticed!
I don’t understand. Germans who want to defend their homeland from invaders are called Neo-Nazis?
Hopefully they can take the country back. I’d really like to show my family Germany. I’ll likely stay out of the cities except for Weisbaden where my mom grew up.
A couple stationed in Germany had a small family knock on their door. They said they were from Ukraine. None had warm clothes and the baby’s feet were maroon from cold. They gave them coats and clothes, food and a small amount of money.
Yesterday, when the wife was home alone, she was inundated with people at her door.
She know now that it was a scam and she is frightened now.
No good deed goes unpunished.
Cottbus, a small university centre with a population of just over 100,000, has taken in around 3,000 asylum seekers since German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germanys borders in 2015... Authorities counted 145 right-wing radicals living in Cottbus last year.
145 German citizens against the remorseless destruction of their country by the political elite? Wow, what a threat!
@$$holes, what the hell is taking them so long?
Wait until Merkel sends in her troops.
And kick murkul out for letting in millions of them after talking with bammy who warned her that she had to do it or face consequences.
The longest journey starts with the first step forward...
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