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Sylt racism scandal: Investigations towards three suspects

The Sylt video was shot at Pentecost in the Pony pub in Kampen. Photo: Georg Wendt/dpa

The Sylt video was shot at Pentecost within the Pony pub in Kampen. Photo

© Georg Wendt/dpa

After racist shouting in a bar on Sylt, the general public prosecutor's workplace is investigating three individuals. There can be a suspect in one other case on Sylt.

After a number of occasion company in a bar on Sylt shouted racist chants, the Flensburg public prosecutor's workplace is investigating a lady and two males. This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the authority. The “Hamburger Abendblatt” beforehand reported.

The spokesman didn’t present any additional particulars in regards to the people. Investigations are being carried out on suspicion of incitement, and one of many males can be being investigated on suspicion of utilizing symbols of unconstitutional organizations. In one other case, a person is being investigated in reference to an assault on a lady in Kampen, who is claimed to have beforehand been racially insulted.

In a video lasting only a few seconds, which is claimed to have been made at Pentecost, younger individuals may be seen and heard shouting racist slogans to the tune of the occasion hit “L'amour toujours” by Gigi D'Agostino. They sing “Germany for the Germans – foreigners out!” One man makes a gesture that’s harking back to the Hitler salute. The incident sparked outrage throughout the nation.

Investigations additionally in Austria

Similar incidents have additionally been reported in Austria. Police authorities have introduced that state safety officers within the federal states of Carinthia and Lower Austria are investigating movies through which, as on the North Sea island, “Foreigners out” slogans have been shouted to the melody of Gigi D'Agostino's music “L'Amour toujours”.

Austria's governing events condemned these incidents. “We have a historic responsibility to clearly distance ourselves from such activities,” mentioned Social and Health Minister Johannes Rauch of the Greens. “That is not acceptable, there must be no place for that,” mentioned parliamentary group chief August Wöginger of the conservative chancellor occasion ÖVP. Extremist approaches have to be resolutely opposed.

In the southern state of Carinthia, a bar proprietor in Klagenfurt confirmed that company had began singing “L'Amour toujours” with racist lyrics at closing time on Shrove Monday. “Shortly afterwards I turned the music off, but they continued singing,” mentioned the bar supervisor, who distanced himself from the roar. A second incident is being investigated in Carinthia, in keeping with a police spokesman. The investigation in Lower Austria was triggered by a video through which individuals on a carnival float sang the scandalous music throughout a parade within the city of Mödling.