Anti migrant mob calm as police arrest suspect in death of German man
By: Annie Yager, Xiro Xone News September 5, 2018 Updated: 6:31 PM PT
Anti-migrant tensions flared in Köthen, Anhalt, when news broke that two Afghan nationals were suspected of killing a 22-year-old German man, during an argument.
According to Die Welt daily, the incident happened when, “Three Afghan men were arguing with a pregnant woman over who the father was of her unborn child. Two German men reportedly approached the group of Afghanis, escalating the argument.” The men got into a fight causing one of the Germans to be injured. He died later of a cerebral hemorrhage.
German law enforcement said, “The young man had died late Saturday and two Afghans were provisionally detained on suspicion of homicide.”
With the rise of far-right groups who want tougher immigration laws, and reject migrants from war torn countries or seeking asylum, German authorities are working to prevent hate mobs from making matters worse.
A German man was stabbed to death a couple of weeks ago, in the city of Chemnitz. Protesters physically assaulted people who appeared to be foreigners, including journalist, while flashing the Nazi salute. Under German law, the Nazi salute is illegal if used in public, unless it pertains to art or education.
German Chancellor Merkel denounced their actions and said, “There is no place for hate in the streets.”
The Interior minister for the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Holger Stahlknecht said he, “Deeply regretted the tragic death and understood the concerns of citizens.” He cautioned the residents to, “Keep a cool head.”