Poles ‘lynched’ in Germany
17th May 2013
The head of the German state of Brandenburg apologised this week after two Polish seasonal workers were abducted and beaten up by a gang of villagers in what was described a “lynching”.
© maciekSz, flickr.com
The men were attacked near the field where they were working
The incident took place in the eastern village of Kremmen when the two men were mistakenly identified as burglars by a group of the villagers after a house in the village had been broken into earlier in the day. The housekeeper of the property saw three men flee into a nearby wood and alerted police having managed to see their faces.
The police then approached four Poles who were picking asparagus in a nearby field who “loosely matched the description given by the woman.” The police soon decided tha ...
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