Repeated attack on refugees in Guben

Repeated attack on refugees in Guben

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The exit sign from Guben (Brandenburg) towards Gubin on the Polish side of the border river Neisse. Photo: Patrick Pleul / Archive Source: dpa-infocom GmbH

Around a week after a xenophobic attack on four asylum seekers in Guben (Spree-Neisse), refugees were attacked again in the city. Three men from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, aged 20 to 33, were on bicycles on Friday evening when a car drove past them so close that one of them had to jump off their bikes, the South Police Department said on Saturday.

The car then got stuck on a curb. The inmates fled. Police arrested two suspects known to the police, aged 20 and 25, a little later. One of them is assigned to the right scene. The investigation is ongoing and witnesses are still being questioned. Nobody got hurt.

Last weekend, according to police, a group of 15 to 20 female and male teenagers, some of whom were masked, circled four refugees and verbally attacked them.

Two asylum seekers were able to escape, the other two, a 16-year-old from Guinea and a 19-year-old Moroccan, were beaten out of the group of people, kicked and xenophobically abused. The two men had to be treated in the hospital.


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