3 hurt in Berlin brawl, racist motive suspected

19th June 2006, Comments 0 comments

19 June 2006, BERLIN - Three people were seriously injured in an overnight clash between white and black youths on the outskirts of the German capital Berlin, police said Sunday.

19 June 2006

BERLIN - Three people were seriously injured in an overnight clash between white and black youths on the outskirts of the German capital Berlin, police said Sunday.

Police suspect the whites may have been racists, as two of the four arrested were neo-Nazis, and a witness said she had heard racist epithets as the fight began.

Among the three worst injured was an Ethiopian youth with a broken skull. A fourth person suffered cuts.

An inquiry is under way into how the late Saturday clash at Schoenefeld began.

German police have stepped up patrols in the region around Berlin after black groups complained that violent neo-Nazi youths had in effect turned some housing estates and small towns into "no-go areas" for people of colour.

DPA

Subject: German news

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