By Matthew Roscoe • 01 November 2020 • 17:19
FRANKFURT police reported on Sunday, November 1, that they had come under attack overnight from up to 800 people outside its main police station.
Officers were pelted with eggs and bottles from a huge angry crowd in Germany’s financial capital and subsequently, nine arrests were made.
The violence began to escalate around 10.45pm, when stones, bottles, and eggs were flung at a passing patrol car near a supermarket which was then followed by a larger group of up to 800 people forming in front of the police station.
This latest attack is the second to occur in consecutive days in which Frankfurt police have had projectiles thrown at them by crowds not observing proper covid protocols.
This video shows the police coming under attack:
Frankfurt police chief Gerhard Bereswil called it “unbearable that people are gathering spontaneously against the police.”
Stressing that the police would no longer tolerate the attacks, he said he could not believe “That people are joining each other to attack colleagues on a massive scale and accepting that they could suffer serious injuries.
“[this] is something that I strongly condemn,” he concluded.
8 of the 9 people arrested were released on insufficient evidence.
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