German mob attack puts Sri Lankan man in hospital
The man is the latest foreigner to be attacked in Germany.
Goslar, Germany -- A man from Sri Lanka was recovering in hospital Thursday after being attacked by a mob of Germans on a street, police said.
The 43-year-old suffered severe concussion and bruising during Wednesday night's assault in the town of Goslar, 210 kilometers southwest of Berlin.
A total of 12 men were involved in the attack, punching and kicking their victim and hitting him with a walking stick. They only stopped when the man lay motionless on the ground, police said.
A police spokeswoman said the motive was not immediately clear. The attackers did not appear to be right-wing skinheads, she added.
Racially motivated attacks against foreigners are not unusual in Germany, which has 6.74 million non-Germans in a population of 82 million.
Last weekend, two Vietnamese women and a Lebanese taxi driver were beaten up in Berlin.
In a case that made international headlines, a mob of Germans chased a group of Indians through the eastern German town of Muegeln and beat them last August.
The leader of the mob was given an eight-month jail term, another received a suspended sentence and a third was fined.
DPA with Expatica