Landsberg youth chant “Foreigners out” at carnival parade | EUROtoday
IIn Landsberg, Bavaria, a right-wing extremist incident overshadowed the standard “Gaudiwurm” carnival parade on so-called “Lumpigen Thursday”. As a number of media retailers persistently reported, a number of members chanted the slogan “Foreigners out” from the Hohenfurch rural youth parade van. The slogan was accompanied by the tune “L'amour toujours” by Italian DJ Gigi D'Agostino.
As the Augsburger Allgemeine experiences, the Landsberg police are already investigating. An eyewitness filed a grievance. According to data from the Munich Merkur, the pinnacle of the Landsberg police station, Thomas Rauscher, “assumes initial suspicion of incitement to hatred”. We will seek the advice of with the Fürstenfeldbruck prison police and inform the general public prosecutor accordingly.
As Merkur additional experiences, quite a few members within the carnival parade reacted with horror to the racist slogans. The native carnival membership most likely solely came upon in regards to the incident on Friday by a video. “And we strongly condemn this,” the Bavarian newspaper quoted the chairman of the Landsberg Carnival Association, Licaria Thomas Bihler, additionally a member of the Elferrat. This is “not a stupid boy prank” and won’t be tolerated. The membership and likewise the Elferrat known as for an energetic stand towards racism and advised the Merkur: “We stand by our fellow foreign citizens,” lots of whom had been dedicated to carnival.
The incident was additionally criticized by Moritz Taufratshofer, the board member of the agricultural youth in Hohenfurch: “I sincerely apologize on behalf of the rural youth.” Something like that’s completely not tolerable: “None of those on the car want something like that. None of us in the club are xenophobic: that’s not us, that’s not the club.”
Meanwhile, Rauscher emphasised to the media that it should be ensured that such an incident doesn’t occur once more. “We also want to address the club and send a warning to organizers where the Hohenfurchers are still taking part. Something like this simply shouldn’t happen.”