A brutal racist attack on the streets of Berlin - K.’s story

Montag, September 21, 2020
Berliner Zeitung
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A young Black woman talks about how she was violently assaulted by a group of men in Mitte.

Maurice Frank

Berlin - K. was heading home from a party. Around 2am on 10 August, the young Black woman was walking with a white friend on Brunnenstraße along Weinbergspark towards the U-Bahn at Rosenthaler Platz.

With no warning, she was pushed violently from behind. She fell and hit her head against a parked car and then dropped to the ground. Looking up, she saw a group of young men – probably five. Next thing, they were kicking her hard in the ribs. One of them said, in accent-free German: “You’re walking on the wrong territory. Go back to Afri-caca.” Seconds later they ran off laughing.

She lay on the ground in total shock, smarting with pain, bleeding from her face. Frightened for K.’s life, her friend called an ambulance. ...

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