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Poles ‘lynched’ in Germany

17th May 2013

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The men were attacked near the field where they were working
The men were attacked near the field where they were working
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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”.

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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