Reaction to Sunday’s racist attack in the German town of Potsdam is still intense. Locals have been attending church to express their sympathy. Earlier today a second man was attacked in what is again thought to be a racially-motivated incident. This time however, it happened in Berlin.
Sunday’s victim was a 37-year-old engineer – a German man of East African origin. He is currently in hospital with severe head injuries. The attack took place at a bus stop and was recorded on the victim’s telephone answering machine. Locals have been expressing their anger at what has happened: “Who wants to come here if they hear something like that? Everybody is scared now. Every foreigner coming here will be scared of being beaten up, justbecause they are foreign. Why? I just don’t understand it.” “It’s so mean and I really don’t know why nothing can be done against it. I just don’t understand. It wasn’t like that before. Today everyone is going crazy and they all kill each other. It’s no fun being alive any more.” The condition of the second victim is as yet unknown. Police have launched an investigation and a reward has been raised for any information leading to an arrest.