Violent argument after a lecture on anti-Semitism in Hamburg | EUROtoday

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As of: May 10, 2024 2:16 p.m

After a violent political dispute on the University of Hamburg, Hamburg's second mayor and science senator Katharina Fegebank (Greens) strongly condemned the act.

Violence ought to by no means be a way of confrontation, mentioned Fegebank. The crime had already occurred on Wednesday night after a public lecture collection as regards to anti-Semitism and anti-Semitism.

First heckling, then arguments

According to police, the occasion was disrupted by a number of hecklers. According to present findings, the speaker's 56-year-old spouse, who is alleged to be a board member of the German-Israeli Society, received into an argument with another girls within the viewers on the finish of the lecture. A 26-year-old is then mentioned to have all of a sudden hit the lady within the face. She apparently defended herself with kicks and bites.

State safety is investigating

The police opened felony proceedings in opposition to each girls on suspicion of bodily hurt. State safety can also be investigating. There can also be the query of whether or not the dispute was an anti-Semitic incident. “The crime must be fully investigated by the security authorities,” demanded Fegebank. University President Hauke ​​Heekeren emphasised: “We do not tolerate any violence, neither verbal nor physical, nor any form of discrimination.”

Since Hamas' assault on Israel on October 7, there was an incident during which a Jewish pupil was injured within the hand in a scuffle, in line with the college.

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