Police and fire brigades attacked, ambushed and lynched in Europe’s migrant suburbs https://t.co/Z99r2mMolY
— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) January 2, 2018
In several European cities police and fire brigades were heavily attacked during New Year’s Eve.
A group of youth tried to lynch a police woman and her superior in a Paris suburb. They were attacked after responding to a phone call about an out of control New Year’s Eve party. When they arrived at the scene, they were attacked by a large group of mostly migrant men.
The officers were saved after reinforcements showed up. France is in shock about the incident and president Macron called it on Twitter a “cowardly and criminal lynching of police officers doing their duty”.
In Belgium the fire brigade was ambushed in the Brussels migrant suburb of Molenbeek. They received an emergency call about a car fire, but a fire was nowhere to be seen when they arrived. Instead the fire trucks were immediately pelted with stones by a group of young men. The trucks were damaged and the brigade quickly had to leave the scene.
A group of youth in Berlin attacked police with gas pistols in the Neukölln migrant suburb. They shot at cars and it is a miracle nobody was hurt. Earlier police were attacked with bottles and heavy fireworks in the city.
According to the Berlin fire brigade there were eight attacks on emergency services and 57 attacks on emergency vehicles. Also an ambulance crew was threatened with firearms by several men. Rainer Wendt, head of the German Police Union, said that attacks against emergency forces had reached life-threatening levels.
Police in the Dutch city of The Hague were attacked with heavy fireworks in the Schilderswijk suburb. Looking closely at the video of the incident, two men with a migrant background were arrested.
In Sweden there were also several incidents. Police and fire brigades were attacked with fireworks, in two of Kristianstad’s suburbs. They had to retreat and were unable to put out a fire. Swedish media say a 22-year-old Arab was recently arrested for blowing up a police car in Malmö on Friday.
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