Berlin does not come to rest after the New Year’s Eve riots
Again firecracker attack on ambulance
After the escalation of violence in Berlin on New Year’s Eve, there was another attack on emergency services in the German capital on Monday night.
Violence escalated in Berlin on New Year’s Eve.
Even after the violent excesses of violence on New Year’s Eve, the emergency services in Berlin do not seem to be able to rest. As the “Bild” reports, there was another firecracker attack on an ambulance in the German capital on Monday night. The victim of the attack was the so-called “Stroke-Einsatzmobil” (Stemo), a special ambulance that is used to care for stroke patients.
The violent attacks on police officers and emergency services at the turn of the year in Berlin caused dismay in and around Germany. Hundreds of perpetrators were out for a riot and attacked the emergency services with rockets, firecrackers and bottles.
As the newspaper reports, the Stemo rescue workers went to the Berlin district of Hellersdorf on Sunday evening around 9 p.m. because of a stroke patient. As soon as we arrived, a firecracker suddenly came flying from the fourth floor of the building. This hit the roof of the 1.5 million expensive ambulance and then exploded there. The paramedics immediately called the police, who showed up at the scene a short time later.
Forces are attacked again and again
However, the attacker did not stop at just one attack. As the newspaper goes on to write, a few minutes later he is said to have thrown three more explosive devices. Nobody was hit – the firecrackers detonated between the cars.
Despite the attacks, the deployed rescue workers were able to successfully complete their mission. The attempt by the police to confront the perpetrator with the attack was unsuccessful. In vain they rang and knocked on the door of the alleged Böller attacker. The police have now started investigating the case.
As Benjamin Jendro, spokesman for the Berlin police union GDP, told the newspaper, the latest incident shows that attacks of this kind are not “Neukölln’s specialty on New Year’s Eve”. Throughout the year there are repeated acts of violence in which emergency services are attacked with stones, bottles, pyros or other weapons.
Investigations into the New Year’s Eve riot in Berlin are now underway. And the number of arrests has been revised downwards. In the beginning there was talk of 145 people, now it’s 38 people. Most of them are Germans, as the “Tagesspiegel” reports. (dzc)