Germans shout 'jump' at suicidal woman on roof

7th November 2006, Comments 0 comments

7 November 2006, Loerrach, Germany (dpa) - A brawl broke out on a town square after a crowd bayed "jump" at a woman who threatened to commit suicide, police in the German town of Loerrach said Tuesday. As the woman, 21, teetered on the high roof of the town hall, people guffawed and told her to kill herself. Several homeless people became angry at them and protested, and a fight broke out Monday. Six police were hurt as they separated up to 40 brawlers. The woman did not jump and is being treated in hospit

7 November 2006

Loerrach, Germany (dpa) - A brawl broke out on a town square after a crowd bayed "jump" at a woman who threatened to commit suicide, police in the German town of Loerrach said Tuesday.

As the woman, 21, teetered on the high roof of the town hall, people guffawed and told her to kill herself. Several homeless people became angry at them and protested, and a fight broke out Monday.

Six police were hurt as they separated up to 40 brawlers. The woman did not jump and is being treated in hospital.

German police in Loerrach, which is near the Swiss city of Basle, said they were likely to charge 12 persons with assault and resisting arrest.

DPA

Subject: German news

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