200 African migrants rioted in the German town of Ellwangen to prevent the deportation of an African man who was subsequently released as police fled the scene in fear.
Voice of Europe The incident began when police arrived at a refugee center and placed the man in handcuffs. However, 200 migrants soon emerged and began surrounding and hitting 3 patrol cars and threatening violence against the police.
“The migrants then sent a security officer from the refugee home to act as an intermediary and gave the police an ultimatum: take the man’s handcuffs off within two minutes, otherwise they would storm the entrance gate of the accommodation,” reports the Local.
With backup from other police officers nowhere in sight and being completely outnumbered, cops decided to release the 23-year-old migrant from his handcuffs and allow him to go free.
“They were so aggressive and threatened us more and more, so that we had to leave the man behind,” one officer told the Stuttgarter Zeitung. The migrant has since gone into hiding.
German tabloid press is asking today whether police forces still have power in their own country. Social media in Germany is exploding with anger over this latest event.