Locals brawl with Muslim refugees in Germany

Protesters and policemen face each other during a demonstrators against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) on early October 8, 2014 in Hamburg, northern Germany. Street clashes between hundreds of Kurdish and militant Muslim supporters left eight people wounded overnight, emergency services in the northern port city of Hamburg said. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MARKUS SCHOLZ / GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)


Police say several people have been injured after fights between locals and migrants in three towns in eastern Germany.

In the first incident late Friday, a group of German youths used clubs and pepper spray against a group of Syrians who threw stones at them at a refugee shelter in the town of Sangershausen, 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Berlin.

In Bautzen, near Germany’s eastern border with Poland, a 17-year-old Syrian threatened a 39-year-old German man. Police said Saturday that the minor injured himself and was taken to hospital.

The town hit headlines last month following a series of fights between residents and migrants.

In a third incident late Friday, police had to separate a group of 30 locals who attacked 10 migrants in the northern German town of Schwerin.


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