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Demonstration against the attack on Matthias Ecke, this Sunday in Berlin.
Demonstration in opposition to the assault on Matthias Ecke, this Sunday in Berlin.CLEMENS WILL (EF)

A 17-year-old younger man went to the police early on Sunday to give up for the assault on Friday night time of the principle candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) for the European elections in Saxony, MEP Matthias Ecke, whereas he was taking part in a struggle. of posters. The politician, 41, was significantly injured within the assault in Dresden, japanese Germany.

“On May 5, 2024, at around 01:00, a young man (17 years old, German) showed up at the Dresden-Süd police station and declared that he was the perpetrator who had attacked the SPD politician,” reported the Regional Police Office. Criminal Investigation (LKA) of the state of Saxony in an announcement. The LKA added that the younger man has no earlier complaints and that the police proceed their investigation in relation to the opposite suspects, nonetheless unidentified, talked about by witnesses.

According to the newspaper Bild, the younger man appeared on the police station accompanied by his mom, and admitted having attacked the social democratic politician, though he didn’t provide extra particulars. The suspect isn’t in preventive detention as he’s a youngster, has everlasting residence and has surrendered voluntarily, provides the Bild. The minor is now scheduled to be questioned by the Police Center for the Fight in opposition to Terrorism and Extremism (PTAZ) within the presence of his lawyer.

The head of the SPD in Saxony, Henning Homan, had defined that “the attack occurred while he was putting up posters for the upcoming European and municipal elections. “Three or four strangers suddenly appeared, insulted the team that was hanging the posters and unexpectedly began to beat them brutally.” Sources near the social gathering indicated that the politician was going to bear surgical procedure this Sunday and indicated that the assault left him with a minimize underneath his eye and a damaged cheekbone, though neither the social gathering itself nor the police have wished to formally affirm the accidents, the media provides. German.

According to the police, minutes earlier than the assault on Ecke, a gaggle of 4 folks, most likely the identical ones who attacked the social democratic politician, had already attacked one other 28-year-old Greens volunteer, additionally when he was placing up posters. Although he was additionally punched within the face and kicked, “thank God he was not as badly injured as Mr. Ecke and was able to return home after receiving outpatient treatment from the emergency services,” stated Greens regional deputy Valentin Lippmann. .

Demonstrations came about in Berlin and Dresden this Sunday in rejection of the assault on Ecke and political violence. According to the Saxony police, 112 politically motivated crimes have already been recorded in reference to the elections to this point this 12 months, 30 of them in opposition to elected officers or representatives.

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