Strict Coronavirus Lockdowns Halt Crimes But not Racist Attacks in Germany

Xenophobic attacks in Germany continued unhindered during strict coronavirus pandemic lockdowns despite crime rates have dramatically fallen, a recent study revealed.

Advising victims of racist and anti-semitic attacks, Reachout Berlin just released its 2020 study on such attacks in the German capital Berlin.

According to the report, total of 357 racist, Islamophobic and anti-semitic attacks took place in Berlin in 2020 under strict lockdowns. The number was 390 in 2019. Despite strict pandemic measures including partial curfews caused by an unprecedented global pandemic, the life in the German capital Berlin as other cities around the globe came near to an halt but that did not prevent racist Germans to continue attacks.

Turkish-German community have been the largest victims as they make up the biggest chunk in Germany’s minorities.

Reachout Berlin reported that at least 493 people have been injured or seriously threatened in those attacks while there have been 37 kids among the victims. The study also pointed out that racist attitude against Asian people have been upwardly effected by the coronavirus.

More than 20 percent of the attacks took place in Kreuzberg and Neukölln, areas known for their large Turkish community members.

Several NGO’s have also complained that most racist and Islamophobic attacks are registered as normal crimes by Germany police which has been infiltrates by NeoNazis. Several members of Turkish diaspora have been threatened by NeoNazi cells among German police.

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