JUSTICE: Vigilante gangs all over Europe are ‘cleaning up’ the streets by beating the hell out of muslim ‘refugees’
Vigilante gangs have been roving the streets of Cologne on a “manhunt” for asylum seekers as the backlash to the New Year’s Eve attacks continues.
Among the 11 victims were Pakistani men beaten by a 20-strong mob and Syrian refugee targeted minutes later by a smaller group nearby.
Police said they had reinforced officer numbers in the city centre earlier on Sunday after receiving warnings about a group searching for “provocation”.
It came after a Facebook page created by a gang of “rockers” and football hooligans had called for supporters to “clean up” Cologne.
Norbert Wagner, a police officer, told a news conference that a group used the social network earlier on Sunday to invite people to join them in “violence-free strolls” through the city, when in fact they planned to hunt down anyone appearing to be foreign.
Reinforcements were sent into the city centre at 4.30pm and the first attack was reported just over two hours later, when the six Pakistani men were attacked in Trankgassen shipyard. Two of the injured victims were taken to a nearby hospital and later discharged.
A 39-year-old Syrian man, who had recently arrived in Germany, was beaten on a street just metres away at 7pm by a group of five attackers but did not need hospital treatment.
Police are investigating the incidents as grievous bodily harm but have made no arrests and continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward and send in any photos or videos of the attacks.
Among Sunday’s victims were six
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