This 8 January 2015 video is about an anti-fascist demonstration in Cologne, Germany; against attacks on women and against racists trying to profit from them.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
Foreigners attacked in Cologne
At the beginning of the evening six Pakistanis were attacked by a group of twenty men. Two Pakistanis were taken to hospital for treatment.
Shortly afterwards a Syrian was attacked in the city by ten Germans. He was wounded, but did not need to be treated.
Police suspect this violence is by neo-nazis. These nazis want revenge for the theft and sexual harassment in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. Crimes of which no one knows yet who perpetrated them. Extremely probably, these Pakistanis and this Syrian, now injured by racists, had nothing to do with them.
An anti-refugee demonstration in Cologne in which extreme right organisations Pegida and Hogesa had tried to cash in on revulsion against anti-women crimes, had been stopped after the racist hooligans threw firecrackers and bottles at the police.
Sexism is not a foreign import—German socialists respond to Cologne attacks. Dozens of women were sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve in Germany. But rather than connecting the events to everyday sexist violence, politicians and the media have turned to stoking up racism. Silke Stöckle and Marion Wegscheider respond in this article.
ATTACKS on women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve were “intolerable,” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said yesterday, but “nothing excuses” retaliatory assaults on immigrants. Mr Seibert’s comments followed gang attacks on a group of Pakistanis and a Syrian in the city on Sunday: here.