Many Germans among those arrested
ÜAbout the arrested in the Berlin new years eve According to a media report, new details have become known. Only 38 people were arrested after pure firecracker attacks on police officers and firefighters, two thirds of them were German, reported the Berlin “Tagesspiegel”, citing the police. The police would not confirm the report. He couldn’t say anything about it “because we haven’t published anything about it,” a police spokesman told the Evangelical Press Service (epd).
The previously known number of 145 arrested with 18 different nationalities led to a debate about the lack of integration led by young men. However, this number refers to all people who were arrested by the units specially deployed for New Year’s Eve for various crimes throughout the city, the “Tagesspiegel” reported. In addition to attacks on officials, these also include arrests for arson, violations of the explosives law and breach of the peace.
However, it remains unknown to what extent those arrested have a migration background. According to reports from emergency services, there were also mobs of hooded people. Investigators suspected among them also people without a migration background. To what extent radical left scene was actively involved is unclear despite isolated indications.