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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
GERMANY AT BOILING POINT: Furious mob takes to streets hunting and attacking migrants
A MOB of up to 50 stone-throwing neo-Nazis went "hunting" for migrants in the eastern German city of Bautzen yesterday in a repeat of scenes which played out there two months ago.
Two refugees fled for their lives from the right-wingers who screamed insults and threats after them.
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Police were out in force at the time of the confrontation but apparently did not act until the refugees began to run from the mob who had gathered at the city’s Holzmarkt.
One of the asylum seekers was hit by a bicycle ridden by one of his pursuers and suffered a cut from a stone which hit him.
Police rescued a second youth and took him away in a patrol car.
The town has had a nightly curfew for unaccompanied minor refugees since the violent events of mid-September when nearly 80 neo-Nazis chased 19 asylum seekers through the streets after exchanging insults in a main square.
This time the far-right opponents of refugees took to cars and bikes to chase the migrants who told police they genuinely felt in fear of their lives.
Like in the previous incident, the confrontation escalated after both groups exchanged verbal insults. READ MORE