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Security guards sing “Foreigners out” in refugee house – workers fired

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The incident occurred within the preliminary reception heart in Suhl (archive photograph)

Source: dpa/Bodo Schackow

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The scandal surrounding a xenophobic get together video on Sylt is inflicting a stir nationwide. The police are actually investigating the same incident in a refugee shelter in Thuringia. There was additionally an altercation in Saxony wherein 5 folks have been injured.

NTwo safety guards at a refugee house in Suhl, Thuringia, have been fired after making racist feedback a couple of get together hit. They are mentioned to have performed the music “L'amour toujours” by Gigi D'Agostino on a smartphone whereas on responsibility on Saturday evening and made xenophobic feedback, a police spokeswoman in Suhl confirmed when requested.

A colleague recorded the scene on Sunday and filed a grievance towards each of them. The police spokeswoman mentioned they have been investigating on suspicion of incitement. A spokesman for the State Administration Office reported that the 2 workers have been instantly suspended by the safety firm and had already been terminated on May 29.

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According to the police, one of many accused has filed a counter-charge for breach of confidentiality by recording and defamation. The video sequences are presently being evaluated, they mentioned.

“Actually responsible for the safety of all residents”

The Left Party's state parliamentarian Katharina König-Preuss reacted with horror: “It is absolutely unacceptable that security guards, who are actually supposed to ensure the safety of all residents, themselves spread racist hatred and incitement.” Such incidents not solely traumatize the asylum seekers involved, but in addition shake confidence within the safety buildings. The MP referred to as for a radical overview of the safety corporations that function in delicate areas corresponding to asylum reception.

Green Party chief Astrid Rothe-Beinlich expressed comparable views. “If such contemptuous attitudes are loudly shouted in the sensitive environment of the initial reception of refugees, then no one can look away.” If the safety service, which is meant to guard refugees, is staffed with racists, one thing is basically unsuitable.

Dispute after celebration – Two women taken to hospital

Meanwhile, the same incident was reported in Saxony: Two teams initially received right into a verbal altercation after a celebration in Annaberg-Buchholz on Sunday. According to police, an altercation then broke out wherein two women and three boys aged between 14 and 20 have been injured.

The two women have been taken to hospital by family members, and the boys have been handled on web site by the emergency companies. The police are investigating the incidents, a few of which brought on grievous bodily hurt. “A group of six to eight non-German males are believed to have acted,” the assertion mentioned.

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Previously, racist slogans had been sung on the “beach party” to the identical music “L'amour toujours”. A co-organizer of the get together filed a grievance. According to a police spokeswoman, whether or not there’s a connection between the 2 incidents is a part of the investigation.

Last week, a video from the North Sea island of Sylt brought on outrage throughout the nation. It confirmed younger folks shouting slogans to the tune of “L'amour toujours”. Other comparable incidents have been reported in different federal states.