A small eastern German town is coming to terms with what appears to be a racially-motivated attack this weekend that left eight Indian men injured. The men were dancing at the town fair when a scuffle broke out on the dance floor. The Indians fled to a Indian-run pizzeria but a mob of about 50 men then kicked the doors in and beat them up.
“We only went there to have some fun, you know?,” said one of the victims. “Everyone was dancing in the tent and we wanted to take part. We did not want to cause any trouble. I have been on the market for more than ten years and such a thing has never happened before.”
Four of the attackers and two of the 70 police officers needed to bring the situation under control were also hurt.
Mayor Gotthard Deuse was shocked at the violence. “Normally Mueglin is a quiet, small town,” he said. “There are no right-wing extremists here. There have never been any incidents. We are celebrating the town fair for the twelfth year now and until now it has been peaceful.”
There had been a pre-fair warning that right-wing extremists were to attack a local youth centre but it was not targeted.