Germany: Student with headscarf beaten up

Germany: Student with headscarf beaten up

This is from almost a month ago. The student, of Syrian origin, was told among other things to 'finally be German'. The police did not think the attack was linked to the nearby demonstration. (DE)


A Muslim medical student wearing a headscarf has been beaten up in what appeared to be a racist attack, the police chief of the German university town of Goettingen said Wednesday.

She suffered grazes and bruises when she was knocked to the ground and kicked by four assailants Saturday evening near a university library. The attackers have still not been caught. The incident became public through a later newspaper report.

Police chief Thomas Rath said four men yelled racist slogans at the 24-year-old woman as they shoved her, until she lost her balance.

At the time, a demonstration by leftist anarchists was going on nearby. That group frequently fights street battles with neo-Nazis, but it was not clear if any rightists had gathered to do battle with them.


Source: IOL (English)

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